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Spartan Juniper

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*Availability Status: Currently sold out - Estimated avail late winter 2015
*Average Plant Shipping Size: 12" - 18" tall

*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii

Our Price : $5.95

Product Code: JUNSPA1

Juniperus chinensis 'Spartan'

Overall Description

This juniper variety has a fast growing, dense, narrow columnar growth habit - tapers ever so slightly in width from the base on up to the point. Its foliage is a rich green all year around. Almost could be considered a "green" version of skyrocket juniper, but it is a tad shorter and just a bit wider than skyrocket. No trimming or pruning needed - very hardy, tough plant. FAST GROWING!!!
Works great as a border or privacy screen, also for lining driveways, sidewalks.......or even planting up against buildings & along property lines.

Plant Facts & Specifications

Mature Height: 12-15 ft

Mature Width: 3 - 3 1/2 ft

Growth rate:
Moderate to fast ( 10" - 18" avg per yr )

Hardiness Zones
4 - 9 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below - or check out our Hardiness Zone Map & Information Page )

Sun Exposure:
Full sun preferred, but will tolerate some partial shade as well. Growth rate, and foliage density will both suffer slightly when planted in shady locations.

Soil Preference:
Average to slightly acidic & sandy - well drained.

Foliage Color & Texture:
Evergreen -
foliage color is beautiful dark mint green all year round - no winter discoloration noticed here in East TN. Texture is very similar to that of Torulosa Juniper - not quite as needle like, or prickly as many junipers though. Slightly softer feel to the foliage.

Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts:
Berries - small bluish colored berries commonly seen on more mature specimens

Diseases / Insects:
Rather trouble free juniper variety - however both Phomopsis & Kabatina lights have been observed on specimens if planted in soil with inadequate drainage, or if kept in overly wet conditions for extended periods of time.

Recommended Spacing:
3 ft apart recommended for privacy screen / barrier

Deer Resistance Rating:
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

Fertilization / Feeding:
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend POOPeas for use with all of evergreen species. However, either water soluble ( Miracle Gro, or equivalent ), or granular fertilizers ( Holly Tone is excellent ) are also good options. Most any granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio are also acceptable. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. POOPeas may be used at anytime.

Additional Features & Characteristics:

Drought Tolerant: Spartan Juniper has shown itself to be exceptionally drought tolerant, and have a fairly low water requirement once established.

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