• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Juniperus × pfitzeriana 'Carbery Gold'

juniper 'Carbery Gold'

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
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  • Other common names juniper 'Carbery Gold'

  • Synonyms Juniperus × media 'Carbery Gold'
    Juniperus × pfitzeriana 'Old Gold Carbery'

  • Family Cupressaceae

  • Genus Juniperus can be prostrate or erect, evergreen shrubs or trees with aromatic, scale-like or sharply pointed awl-shaped leaves, and small globose fruits

  • Details 'Carbery Gold' is a slow-growing, prostrate, spreading shrub growing up to 90cm tall and 200cm wide. Elegant, arching branches have flat, scale-like, yellow leaves which may turn more golden-yellow in winter

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Bushy

  • Toxicity Contact with foliage may cause skin irritation

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H6

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Clay

    Clay

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Loam

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread 1.5-2.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 5-10 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in any well-drained soil; good for sunny sites

Propagation Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Low Maintenance Ground Cover Rock Garden

How to care

Pruning Little if any pruning required

Pests Generally trouble free but may be affected by aphids, juniper scale insects and caterpillars

Diseases Generally trouble free

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