Juniperus horizontalis Goldstrike
Juniperus horizontalis Goldstrike


The spreading, vivid yellow foliage of Juniperus horizontalis ‘Gold Strike’ creates a bright, cheery spot in the garden throughout the year. In spring, brilliant new growth freshens up the chartreuse interior foliage and continues the sparkling display through fall, when the look gradually softens with coral tones. The low, somewhat mounded, seedling selection from J.h. ‘Mother Lode’ performs best grown in moist, well-drained soil and protected from scorching sun.

  • Height: 15 cm (6 in)
  • Spread: 120 cm (4 ft)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 3-8
  • Sun or Shade: minimum 4 hours of direct sun
  • Foliage Colour: gold
  • Shape: prostrate
  • Critter Resistance: deer

Growing and Maintenance Tips

'Gold Strike' is very easy to grow in average well drained soil in full sun to partial sun. Junipers do not like clay soil so amending with compost is necessary to improve the drainage where clay is present. In sandy soils compost will improve the moisture holding capacity of the soil. Be sure to leave enough space for the juniper to spread naturally.