What is the cultivar name of this juniperus:

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Most likely Juniperus 'Old Gold' - it's listed as both Juniperus media 'Old Gold' and, more recently, as Juniperus x pfitzeriana 'Old Gold', but more generally known simply as Juniperus Old Gold, https://www.dobbies.com/products/plants/conifers/juniperus-x-pfitzeriana-old-gold/

  • What makes you think it is Old gold, and not Goden coast or Aurea?
    – VividD
    Dec 13, 2017 at 15:02
  • see those spiky, longer shoots at the tips? That's typical of J. Old Gold, but not so typical of 'aurea'... in the end, though, its anybody's guess, they're all so similar in appearance
    – Bamboo
    Dec 13, 2017 at 15:15
  • alamy.com/… I can see such yellow spikes on almost all photos of Aurea.
    – VividD
    Dec 13, 2017 at 15:26
  • In fact, some nurseries advertize 'yellow spikes' as a feature of juniperus Aurea.
    – VividD
    Dec 13, 2017 at 15:48
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    there's a small difference in ultimate height and spread with the two you mention, so I'd make your choice based on that, if you want to buy one, as their appearance is similar, although in my experience 'aurea' is not so colourfully yellow as Old Gold is in winter, for some reason, but maybe that's just the UK climate. Also possible many are mislabelled
    – Bamboo
    Dec 13, 2017 at 16:01

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