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Spartan Juniper

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$19.99
  • Grows in a naturally round shape with dense evergreen foliage
  • Matures to 3-5' wide by 10-15' tall
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 4 - 9
  • Plant in full sun
  • Cannot Ship to CA
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Description

The Spartan Juniper (Juniperus chinensis 'Spartan') is an elegant Chinese Juniper for formal gardens and stately landscapes all across the country! This evergreen tree has a conical growth habit with dense dark green foliage. This means that it will naturally grow in a symmetrical cone shape, with very little to zero additional pruning! So this is a great plant for fans of low-maintenance landscapes.

Need a privacy screen? This is a perfect choice thanks to its dense foliage and fast-growing nature. It quickly matures to 10-15' H x 3-5' W and it does an excellent job of blocking out noise, wind, and prying eyes.

This is a tough specimen that handles heat and cold, as well as drought. After it gets situated in your landscape, this is certainly one of the hardiest ornamental trees around.

Spartan Juniper Tree Care

This a very cold-hardy variety that grows in much of the United States. It's hardy from USDA Zones 4-9 once established.

This tree grows best in Full Sun exposure. This allows for optimal foliage density and growth.

It performs well in average-quality soil with good drainage. Soil type is generally only an issue when it drains poorly.

Water 2-3 times per week for the first growing season to help promote deep-root growth.

How to Plant the Spartan Juniper Tree

First, find a suitable location for your Juniper based on the care requirements listed above. Then, dig a hole three times the width of your plant's root ball (the clump of roots and dirt at the base of your plant). This allows the roots to spread out more easily. This part is optional, but we recommend mixing your native soil with rich gardening soil or composted manure to provide extra nutrients. Next, backfill the hole with the soil mixture and lay 3-4 inches of mulch around the base of your plant to help retain moisture. Lastly, soak the plant with the hose afterward to hydrate it as well as help the soil and mulch get situated.

Recommended Companion Plants

This tree pairs well with a wide range of plants. Going for more of a formal landscape? Plant it with naturally rounded Boxwoods, like the Baby Gem Boxwood. Use them as round evergreen elements in the landscape to contrast with this selection's tall and pointed foliage. Otherwise, try planting it with some reblooming roses for reliable pops of color.

Care & Use

Getting Started: Understanding Your New Plant

Review your plant's information on our website or the tag that comes with it. Be mindful of sunlight preferences, soil type, and spacing needs.

Our plants are adaptable but grow best in the correct USDA Zones. Click here to learn more about your USDA Zone.

Planting Instructions

Dig a Hole

First, dig a hole three times the width of the root ball of your plant. This makes it easier for the root system to spread out quickly. Dig the hole deep enough that your plant will sit level with or slightly above the ground around it.

Amend Your Soil

Mix your native soil with rich gardening soil to provide extra nutrients and support plant growth. If your soil is clay-heavy, we recommend mixing your native clay soil with equal parts of Pine Bark mulch to improve drainage and the overall breathability of your soil.

Place Your Plant

Examine the roots. If they appear tightly bound, gently coax them apart; this ensures they can spread into the new soil. Place your plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even with the surrounding soil—Backfill around it with the amended soil mixture. The roots need access to oxygen for your plant to thrive, so do not cover the rootball; place soil around it.

Mulch Your Plants

Top the soil beneath your plant with 3-4 inches of mulch to help it retain moisture. Be careful not to cover the rootball - your new plants roots need access to oxygen.

Water Your Plant

Soak the plant with a hose afterward to hydrate the plant, as well as get the soil and mulch situated. Develop a regular watering schedule based on your plant's needs and local weather patterns. Remember, over watering is just as, if not more, harmful than under watering.

Spacing Recommendations

Spartan Juniper Growth Rate and Spacing

Space your Spartan Juniper 2-2.5 feet apart for a privacy screen planting. You can also plant them 2-2.5 feet apart diagonally with a zig-zag pattern to get screen coverage even more quickly. Otherwise,
plant them 6+ feet apart to leave space between shrubs.

  • Scientific Name
    Juniperus chinensis 'Spartan'
  • Hardiness Zone
    5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Sun Exposure
    Full Sun
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Evergreen
  • Features
    Fast Growth, Sun Loving
  • Feature Color
    Green
  • Uses
    Hedge, Privacy Planting
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    None

Growing Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9

Map of USDA Zones 5-9

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The Spartan Juniper (Juniperus chinensis 'Spartan') is an elegant Chinese Juniper for formal gardens and stately landscapes all across the country! This evergreen tree has a conical growth habit with dense dark green foliage. This means that it will naturally grow in a symmetrical cone shape, with very little to zero additional pruning! So this is a great plant for fans of low-maintenance landscapes.

Need a privacy screen? This is a perfect choice thanks to its dense foliage and fast-growing nature. It quickly matures to 10-15' H x 3-5' W and it does an excellent job of blocking out noise, wind, and prying eyes.

This is a tough specimen that handles heat and cold, as well as drought. After it gets situated in your landscape, this is certainly one of the hardiest ornamental trees around.

Spartan Juniper Tree Care

This a very cold-hardy variety that grows in much of the United States. It's hardy from USDA Zones 4-9 once established.

This tree grows best in Full Sun exposure. This allows for optimal foliage density and growth.

It performs well in average-quality soil with good drainage. Soil type is generally only an issue when it drains poorly.

Water 2-3 times per week for the first growing season to help promote deep-root growth.

How to Plant the Spartan Juniper Tree

First, find a suitable location for your Juniper based on the care requirements listed above. Then, dig a hole three times the width of your plant's root ball (the clump of roots and dirt at the base of your plant). This allows the roots to spread out more easily. This part is optional, but we recommend mixing your native soil with rich gardening soil or composted manure to provide extra nutrients. Next, backfill the hole with the soil mixture and lay 3-4 inches of mulch around the base of your plant to help retain moisture. Lastly, soak the plant with the hose afterward to hydrate it as well as help the soil and mulch get situated.

Recommended Companion Plants

This tree pairs well with a wide range of plants. Going for more of a formal landscape? Plant it with naturally rounded Boxwoods, like the Baby Gem Boxwood. Use them as round evergreen elements in the landscape to contrast with this selection's tall and pointed foliage. Otherwise, try planting it with some reblooming roses for reliable pops of color.

Pot size

  • 2.5 Quart
  • 2.4 Gallon
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