Juniperus chinensis L.

Chinese Juniper

Cultivar Gold Coast

Cultivar Gold Coast


Patents: Chinese Juniper

Family: Cupressaceae

Genus: Juniperus

Category: Tree - Evergreen

Zones: 3 to 9

Size: To 50' tall, 20' wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Conical form typically. Species not often found in cultivation. Foliage can be juvenile (awl or needle-like) and/or adult (scale-like). Females have berry-like cones and males produce catkin-like pollen cones. Likes well-drained soil.


Many different shapes and sizes. Some not hardy in zone 3.

'Gold Coast' - zones 4 to 8, 3' tall and 5' wide, gold, lacy leaves, introduced by Monrovia, avoid wet sites.


Native to China, Japan, the Himalayas and Mongolia.

Published in Mant. Pl. 127 in 1767.


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