S & J Nursery’s
Juniper Gold Lace
( Juniper Chinensis Pfitzeriana “Gold Lace”)
* This page is being kept for informational purposes only as we are currently not growing this Juniper selection.
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 that 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 tolerance 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, don’t 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 level.
– 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.