Plant Finder

shrub

Golden Pfitzer Juniper

Juniperus x media 'Pfitzeriana Aurea'

Add To My Wish List

print page
 
Golden Pfitzer Juniper (Juniperus x media 'Pfitzeriana Aurea') at Fernwood Garden Center

Golden Pfitzer Juniper

Golden Pfitzer Juniper

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  6 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3b

Other Names:  Pfitzer Juniper

Description:

One of the very best color accent landscape evergreens; medium height and sprawling with arching branches, new growth is slightly droopy and beautiful golden color; a superb groundcover or massing plant for color; best time to prune is Nov-Mar

Ornamental Features

Golden Pfitzer Juniper has attractive chartreuse foliage which emerges yellow in spring. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and turn lime green in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Golden Pfitzer Juniper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Golden Pfitzer Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Golden Pfitzer Juniper will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features