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Eternal Gold Juniper*

Juniperus chinensis 'Etgozam'

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Eternal Gold Juniper (Juniperus chinensis 'Etgozam') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Eternal Gold Juniper foliage

Eternal Gold Juniper foliage

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4


A stunningly colorful spreading evergreen shrub with yellow emerging foliage on gently arching branchlets held over the golden older needles, a very attractive combination; wide-spreading habit is ideal for groundcover, needs full sun for best color

Ornamental Features

Eternal Gold Juniper has attractive chartreuse-variegated gold foliage which emerges yellow in spring. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and remain gold throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The harvest gold stems can be quite attractive.

Landscape Attributes

Eternal Gold Juniper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Eternal Gold Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Eternal Gold Juniper will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Massing  Garden 
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features