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 15 feet tall and 3-5 feet wide 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 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
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.
Spacing Your Trees
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.
Recommended Companion Plants for Spartan Junipers
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 selections tall and pointed foliage. Otherwise, try planting it with some reblooming roses for reliable pops of color.
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