Juniperus horizontalis 'Mother Lode' A dwarf golden variety of Creeping Juniper. Bright, golden-yellow foliage in spring and summer which transitions to rich, burgundy plum undertones during the winter give this extremely flat, ground-hugging juniper long-term garden interest. Discovered at Iseli Nursery in 1982 as a sport on 'Wiltoni', it performs admirably in full or partial sun. It grows slowly and forms an exceptional presence. Let it cascade over a bank, define a mound, or cover ground planted in masses. Use with other colorful plants for an exciting statement in the garden.