Common Juniper
Juniperus communis 'Gold Cone'

Family: Cupressaceae (koo-press-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Juniperus (jew-NIP-er-us) (Info)
Species: communis (KOM-yoo-nis) (Info)
Cultivar: Gold Cone
Hybridized by Kordes
Registered or introduced: 1980

Category:

Shrubs

Conifers

Foliage Color:

Chartreuse/Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Pequannock, New Jersey

East Islip, New York

Cleveland, Ohio

Drums, Pennsylvania

Bristol, Virginia

Lexington, Virginia

Linden, Virginia

Urbanna, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 4, 2003, keepster from Elgin, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

Relatively new to the trade, this columnar form of common juniper was selected for its bright golden yellow foliage in spring and summer. More vigorous than Compressa, this narrow plant offers wonderfully contrasting form and color for many types of gardens. 3-6" per year. This common juniper cultivar is an upright, narrow, columnar, evergreen shrub which features golden new growth foliage. Awl-shaped new growth foliage emerges bright gold in spring with good color retention throughout the summer and early fall. Golden foliage gradually fades to bluish-green in winter. A slow-growing shrub (3-6" per year) which typically reaches a size of 3-5' after 10 years. Gold Cone was introduced into commerce by Kordes Nursery of Bilsen, Germany in 1980.