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PlantFiles: 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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1980

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

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Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive keepster 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.


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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