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Golden Japanese Forest Grass - 1 Gallon (10-12")

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Original price $34.99 - Original price $34.99
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$34.99 - $34.99
Current price $34.99
Size: 1 Gallon

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Shipping Details

We ship our trees and shrubs nationwide, except for CA, AZ, AK, and HI. After you place your order we get started prepping your items for shipment. Most items ship via FedEx or UPS within 1-2 business days.

For larger or bulk items we ship via freight or our own delivery trucks. You'll receive updates on your items shipping status throughout the entire process.

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Bulk items like Mulch and Topsoil can only be delivered within a 50 mile radius of our Andover, NJ location.

Warranty & Returns

Standard Warranty:

All of our trees and shrubs come with a 30-day warranty from the date of delivery. This means that if your tree/shrub is damaged in shipment or if it dies within 30 days of your delivery, we will gladly offer a replacement or credit. Should you receive your tree/shrub during dormancy, and it does not emerge from dormancy by June 1st - the same replacement policy applies.

If, within this period, you notice any issues with the health or condition of your plants, please contact us immediately. We will work with you to provide a suitable solution.

1 Year Extended Warranty Option:

For added peace of mind, we offer a 1 year extended warranty option. You can choose to purchase an extended warranty for 12% of your cart total at the time of purchase. This extended warranty covers your trees and shrubs for 1 year from the date of delivery. If your tree/shrub dies within the extended warranty period, we will provide you with a replacement plant or issue store credit for the amount of your original purchase. Shipping fees are not included.

3. Warranty Claim Process:

If you need to make a warranty claim, please follow these steps:

  • Contact our customer support team at as soon as you notice any issues with your plant's health.
  • Provide your order number, a description of the issue, and photos documenting the issue.
  • We may request additional photos or other information to assess the problem.

How are heights measured?

Tree and Shrub heights are measured from the top of the root ball or soil, measuring only the above ground portion of your tree your shrub.

How does shipping work?

We ship either UPS or via our own delivery trucks. After you place your order you'll receive notifications at each step of the way to keep you informed on your item's travels!

Many items are listed in Gallon sizes, what does that mean?

The Gallons refer to the size of the pot that the plant is in. It's simply an industry standard for sizing trees and shrubs. All of our items should have the actual height listed on the description page. If you have any questions regarding sizing, feel free to reach out to us!

Do you help with plant suggestions?

Of course! Feel free to use our chat feature to talk to a GardenPro or reach out to us at

Can I postpone my delivery date?

Sure! Include a note during checkout or reach out to us at immediately after placing your order, and we'd be happy to help!


Elevate your garden to new heights with the enchanting Golden Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'). This ornamental grass variety boasts graceful, arching foliage adorned with captivating golden-yellow variegation, making it a standout choice for gardeners in USDA growing zones 5-9. Discover why this versatile grass is a must-have addition to your landscape.

Key Features:

  1. Vibrant Golden Hues: Throughout the growing season, the striking golden-yellow variegation of Golden Japanese Forest Grass remains a focal point, bringing a touch of vibrancy and elegance to your garden.

  2. Texture and Movement: The feathery, bamboo-like leaves gracefully sway in the breeze, creating an ever-changing landscape that adds movement and visual interest to your outdoor space.

  3. Versatility: Whether you're designing a traditional garden, a modern landscape, or a woodland retreat, this adaptable grass fits seamlessly into various garden styles. Use it in container gardens, rock gardens, or as a stunning border plant.

  4. Low Maintenance: Golden Japanese Forest Grass thrives in partial to full shade, making it ideal for those challenging areas of your garden. Additionally, it's deer-resistant and requires minimal care.

  5. Seasonal Interest: As autumn approaches, watch the golden foliage transition to a warm, burnished hue, adding a new dimension to your garden. Even in winter, this grass maintains its shape, providing year-round visual appeal.

Planting and Care:

When planting and caring for Golden Japanese Forest Grass in your specific growing zone (zones 5-9), follow these guidelines:

  • Location: Choose a well-draining area with partial to full shade for optimal growth.
  • Watering: Maintain consistently moist soil, especially during dry spells.
  • Fertilization: Apply a slow-release, balanced fertilizer in the spring to encourage healthy growth.
  • Pruning: Trim back any dead foliage in late winter or early spring to promote fresh growth.
Botanical Name: Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'
Common Name: Golden Japanese Forest Grass
Foliage: Yellow
Growing Zones: 5-9
Light Requirements: Partial Sun
Mature Size: 18" Tall x 18" Wide