Juniperus x media ‘Old Gold’

Juniperus x media ‘Old Gold’


As the leaves fall and vibrant colors fade, the stalwarts of the garden take center stage. Blending pleasantly into the background during the growing season, evergreens provide that splash of green we seek in the dreary winter months. A staple found in many gardens for this winter green is juniper.


The bronze gold foliage of Juniperus x media 'Old Gold'. photo credit: R. Robert

Junipers come in variety of sizes, habits, and colors. Named for its bronze gold foliage, Juniperus x media ‘Old Gold’ holds its unique color through the winter months. Placed in full sun, the thin needles appear as golden yellow lace-like foliage as new growth.


Juniperus x media 'Old Gold' planted along loading dock entrance of McCabe Library. photo credit: R. Robert

This low/medium height shrub serves well as a foreground planting or colorful accent. A mass planting screens the loading dock to the McCabe Library on campus.

‘Old Gold’ responds well to trimming and can be maintained at a variety of heights and shapes. These trimmings provide a great accent of color in arrangements or in your holiday wreath. The touch of gold contrasts well with the blue tones of Juniperus virginiana ‘Grey Owl’ in green wreath created at the Scott Arboretum.


Green Wreath Workshop participants use various textures and colors to create striking wreaths. photo credit: R. Maurer

Experiment with the subtle color tones of ‘Old Gold’ during the Green Wreath Workshops at the Scott Arboretum from Thursday, December 1st to Saturday, December 3rd. Take home this and other great accent greens at the Holiday Green Sale on Saturday, December 3rd from 10 am to 2 pm.

Becky Robert
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