Juniper conifers are native to the majority of the Northern Hemisphere and known for their hardiness. They take well to hybridisation so there are many varieties of different sizes and colours. Juniperus Gold Coast was found in the 1960s as a natural mutation of Juniperus Pfitzeriana Old Gold in the USA. It’s synonymous with Juniperus Media Gold Coast.
Gold Coast is a popular conifer for its low growing stature and rich yellow tones with new yellow shoot tips. It grows slowly in a neat mounded habit with scale-like almost lacy foliage that’s soft to touch. It may produce tiny, berry-like cones in autumn. This is a great dwarf conifer for mass planting and low evergreen structure because stays small and flat-topped.
Height And Spread of Juniperus Pfitzeriana Gold Coast Juniperus Gold Coast reaches a maximum height and spread of 1 metre.
How Hardy Is Juniperus Pfitzeriana Gold Coast Junipers are very hardy plants that withstand minus temperatures if the soil is well-drained. Gold Coast will tolerate drought once established and it’s resistant to pollution too.
How To Use Juniperus Pfitzeriana Gold Coast Grow-anywhere Juniperus Gold Coast is a good bet in dry gardens and low maintenance spaces including pollution-prone front gardens. Its short stature and flat top mean it doesn’t grow out-of-hand beneath windows. Use in rock or gravel gardens or as an understory shrub for climbers and taller plants. You can also use it as a divider or as ground cover to protect exposed soil.
How To Care For Juniperus Pfitzeriana Gold Coast Juniperus Gold Coast is easy-to-grow and requires very little attention. It likes a sunny or lightly shaded position in any type of well-drained soil including clay or chalk.
Pruning isn’t required, but you can trim it back to suit your space. Be sure to water it well until it’s established and apply a thick layer of organic mulch to the roots in early spring to trap moisture and provide nutrients for the growing season.