Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerant of a wide variety of soils including clay. Intolerant of wet soils. Tolerant of some drought once established. Also tolerant of many city air pollutants. Pruning may help maintain compact habit.
Juniperus x pfitzerianais a hybrid designation that includes certain cultivars that are crosses betweenJuniperus chinensisandJuniperus sabina. Such cultivars in the Pfitzer Group are sometimes commonly called pfitzer juniper.
Genus name comes from the Latin name for the juniper.
‘Gold Coast’ is a compact, spreading, evergreen shrub that typically grows 2-3’ tall and 3-4’ wide over the first 10 years. As the cultivar name suggests, it is noted for its golden foliage which retains yellow coloring throughout winter. Foliage is primarily scale like (adult) with some awl-shape (juvenile) needles. Foliage has a lacy appearance. Synonymous withJ. chinensis‘Gold Coast’.