S & J Nursery’s
Juniper Gold Lace
( Juniper Chinensis Pfitzeriana “Gold Lace”)
Juniper Gold Lace Origins:
Juniper Gold Lace Preferred Exposure:
– Juniper Gold Lace will prefer full sun locations in the North Florida |
Jacksonville | St. Augustine area landscapes. Although like some other Juniper varieties Juniper Gold Lace will
tolerate light shade, Juniper plants in general will tend to grow “leggy” and sparsely foliated over time when
not receiving a full 6- 8 hours of direct sun each day.
Juniper Gold Lace Foliage:
-Bright Gold tipped foliage is at its best in mid summer when the contrast between
the deep dark green older foliage and the bright golden tipped new growth is at its brightest. Foliage of
Juniper Gold Lace has a light feathery appearance htat is just stunning in masses.Juniper Gold Lace adds great
texture to the North Florida landscape!
Juniper Gold Lace Soil Preference / Salt tolerance:
-Juniper Gold Lace will thrive in sandy well drained soils.
– Salt toleranc unknown
– Drought tolerant landscape selection.
Juniper Gold Lace Class Size Variance:
-Juniper Gold Lace is a mid size Juniper and grows to 3-4 feet high | 5-6 feet wide
when given room to spread.
Juniper Gold Lace Growth Habit:
-Mid Size Juniper has a rounded growth habit.
Juniper Gold Lace Growth Rate:
-Juniper Gold Lace shrubs are a moderate grower.
– Be sure when Planting Juniper Gold Lace in the landscape beds to back it up a bit
off of the edge of where you would like to see it be eventually, dont plant these right at the edge of a
sidewalk or island bed and then try to trim them once they start to spread, give them some room to spread gently
over into the areas that you would like covered, remember they have the ability to spread wide so at least a
foot off the edge of a bed is needed and two feet is ideal.
Juniper Gold Lace Water Requirements:
-Juniper Gold Lace will require water when first planted as all shrubs in the North
Florida landscape but will quickly establish itself in the landscape with minimal care and is drought tolerant
once established in the landscape.
Best Uses For Juniper Gold Lace in the North Florida | Jacksonville | St. Augustine
– Perfect for use in hot spots in the lawn and landscape where other plants tend to
suffer from drying breezes and full hot sunny locations.
– Use as the middle row or back of foundation plantings
– Perfect for island beds and property borders for privacy screening.
– Low maintenance landscape plant.
Care of S & J Nursery’s North Florida | Jacksonville | St. Augustine
– Shrubs can be planted in the North Florida | Jacksonville | St.Augustine area at
any time during the year. In normal and well draining soils dig the hole as deep as the root ball and two to
three times as wide. Plant the top of the root ball level or slightly higher than the surrounding soils. When
planting in poorly drained soils make sure to plant your shrubs a minimum of 3 inches ABOVE the surrounding soil
– Water every day during the establishment period. For most 3 gallon size shrubs in
the North Florida landscape in average soil, that is neither heavy clay that holds water or really sandy that
will take 2-3 weeks of daily watering to ensure that your newly planted shrub will begin to put out new roots
and grow into its new home happily. After the first few weeks begin tapering back your watering to every other
day then every third day and so on until your newly planted items are flourishing without your assistance.
– If planting larger shrubs you may need to extend the initial care a bit longer to
protect your investment and get your shrubs off to the best start possible.
– IMPORTANT: If planting shrubs in heavy clay soils that hold allot of water after a
rain or irrigating, remember to check the soil for moisture by sticking your fingers into the soil near the root
ball of the newly planted shrub down to 2-3 inches. If it remains wet from the previous watering wait for the
top 2-3 inches to dry out before watering again.
– IMPORTANT: When planting shrubs into poor sandy soils be sure to amend the
planting hole by mixing compost or cow manure etc. with the native soil that will go back in the hole around the
new plants root ball when installing your shrub material, this will not only give your new shrubs good soil to
grow its new roots into but help it hold water.
– When planting shrubs from containers be sure to loosen the roots as much as
possible pulling loose roots away from the root ball before installing your new plants, if the roots are to
tight to easily loosen with your hands use a knife to cut a few slits into the root ball being careful to go all
the way from the top to the bottom and making the cut at least an inch deep. This will ensure that your plant
will immediately begin to form new roots into its new surrounding soil.
– Mulch newly planted shrubs whenever possible.
– Fertilize each spring with a mixture of milorganite and a slow release poly coated
plant food such as Osmocote or Stay Green general purpose plant food, sprinkling the fertilizer around the mulch
circle underneath the foliage of the tree
– Prune as needed to shape each spring and or summer.