Juniper Gold Cone Spiral 3.5-4'

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Juniperus communis 'Gold Cone Spiral', also known as Gold Cone Juniper or Gold Cone Spiral Juniper, is a cultivar of the common juniper tree that is prized for its striking golden-yellow foliage and spiral shape. Here are some of its characteristics:

  1. Growth habit: Gold Cone Spiral is a slow-growing evergreen shrub that can reach a height of 1.5-2 meters (5-6.5 feet) and a spread of 0.6-0.9 meters (2-3 feet) over 10 years.

  2. Foliage: The foliage of Gold Cone Spiral is a bright golden-yellow color that is retained throughout the year. The foliage is arranged in dense, spiraling sprays along the branches.

  3. Bark: The bark of Gold Cone Spiral is reddish-brown and fibrous.

  4. Berries: Gold Cone Spiral produces small, berry-like cones that are blue-black in color and measure about 0.5 centimeters (0.2 inches) in diameter.

  5. Tolerance: Gold Cone Spiral is tolerant of a wide range of soils and growing conditions, but prefers moist, well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade.

  6. Uses: The golden foliage and spiral shape of Gold Cone Spiral make it an attractive ornamental shrub for landscaping and garden design. It can be used as a specimen plant, or planted in groups to create a low hedge or border.

  7. Maintenance: Gold Cone Spiral requires little maintenance once established, but can benefit from occasional pruning to maintain its shape and remove any dead or damaged branches. It is also tolerant of pruning and can be shaped into a variety of forms, including topiary.

  8. Deer-resistant: Gold Cone Spiral is known to be deer-resistant, making it a good choice for gardens in areas with deer populations.

  9. Drought-tolerant: Gold Cone Spiral is tolerant of drought once established, although it may require regular watering during periods of prolonged drought.

  10. Winter interest: The bright golden-yellow foliage of Gold Cone Spiral can add winter interest to a garden, especially when planted against a backdrop of evergreens or other dark-colored foliage.