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Juniper - Spartan / Size 1
Spartan Juniper

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*Average Plant Shipping Size: 18" - 24" tall / Quart size rootball

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Our Price: $6.50

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

--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 a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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