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Cultural Details for Juniperus chinensis 'Pfitzeriana Gold Lace'

Common Name:
Pfitzer Gold Lace Chinese Juniper

Growth Rate:
Slow to medium

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Dioecious, staminate flowers yellow-brown to orange-yellow, start to show color and shed pollen in March. Pistillate flowers greenish. Trees with flowers of both sexes occasionally occur.

Fruit Details:
Cones globose or oblong, 0.33 to 0.5 across, at first whitish blue bloomy, when ripe dark brown

Fall Color:

Bark Details:
Trunk and main branches usually thin, shredding, rarely scaling

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Phomopsis and Kabatina blights (kill young shoots, prevalent in early spring and wet weather) relatively trouble free

Native Habitat:
China, Mongolia, and Japan

Other Features:
Broad spreading, fine-textured, color clean yellow throughout year. Species is toughest of evergreen landscape plants grown in all parts of the U.S.; no limit to their landscape value as screens, hedges, windbreaks, ground covers, foundation plants.

Culture and Care:
Transplant balled-and burlapped or from a container; prefers moist, well-drained conditions; full sun; pH adaptable, quite tolerant of calcareous soils; tolerates dry soil once established

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 25

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.