Care Guide for Gold Lace Juniper Shrub


  • Choose a well-draining location with full sun exposure.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball and mix in compost to improve soil fertility.
  • Place the shrub in the hole, making sure the top of the root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Fill the hole with soil, tamping down lightly, and water thoroughly.


  • The gold lace juniper shrub prefers well-drained soil with a slightly acidic pH of 6.0 to 6.5.
  • Avoid planting in heavy clay or poorly draining soils as this can lead to root rot.


  • Apply a 2-3 inch layer of mulch around the base of the shrub to conserve moisture and regulate soil temperature.
  • Avoid placing the mulch directly against the stem or trunk of the shrub as this can lead to decay.


  • Thrives in full sun, tolerates shade. 


  • Water during the first two months twice a week, increase in extreme hot days, as plants mature reduce water frequency to once a week. 
  • Always verify the top 2-3 inches of soil, if dry to the touch water as needed.


  • The shrub is relatively low-maintenance and does not require frequent fertilization.
  • Fertilize once in early spring with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer.


  • Prune in late winter or early spring to maintain desired shape and size.
  • Remove any dead, diseased, or crossing branches.
  • Avoid over-pruning as this can reduce the shrub's natural shape and lead to regrowth that is more susceptible to disease.