JUNIPER: GOLDEN CARPET
LATIN NAME: JUNIPERUS HORIZONTALIS 'GOLDEN CARPET'
This evergreen shrub is known for its dazzling gold foliage. Its spreading growth reaches 2-3 feet tall (6 feet wide). Best performs as accent, groundcover, mass planting, and foundation planting. Adapts well to banks and slopes.
Amount of Sunlight: Prefers full sun; shade tolerant
Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat; Drought tolerant
Soil Conditions: Adaptable to most soils; Prefers dry, well-drained soil; Not tolerant of overly wet soil
Cold Hardiness Zone: 3-9
This easy-to-grow evergreen needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Once mature, shearing is recommended annually to maintain desired shape.