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Copper Delight Juniper

Juniperus communis 'Depressa Aurea'

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Copper Delight Juniper (Juniperus communis 'Depressa Aurea') at Bachman's Landscaping

Copper Delight Juniper

Copper Delight Juniper

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Copper Delight Juniper (Juniperus communis 'Depressa Aurea') at Bachman's Landscaping

Copper Delight Juniper foliage

Copper Delight Juniper foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Juniperus communis var depressa 'ReeDak'


Dense, slightly mounded evergreen providing interest all year. Light green foliage in summer turns to a coppery-bronze in the fall.

Ornamental Features

Copper Delight Juniper has attractive chartreuse foliage with silver stripes which emerges yellow in spring. The needles are highly ornamental and turn coppery-bronze in fall. It produces blue berries from late spring to late winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Copper Delight Juniper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. 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. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Copper Delight Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Copper Delight Juniper will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow 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 selection of a native North American species.

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