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Spartan Juniper

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The bright green Spartan Juniper is not only attractive, but it also works hard for your landscape. It is cold-hardy, versatile, and grows well in most conditions. Itís the perfect border plant with its straight, narrow shape.

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Spartan Juniper

The Most Popular Juniper

Height:

The heights we list are the actual size of your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We do not prune evergreen trees for any reason. Evergreen trees typically hold their shape for the life of the tree and do not require any pruning or shearing.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker privacy the first full growing season.

4-5 ft.

Ships Monday, Dec 1st
List: $ 119.90
Sale: $ 77.94
6 at $ 74.04 each
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Height:

The heights we list are the actual size of your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We do not prune evergreen trees for any reason. Evergreen trees typically hold their shape for the life of the tree and do not require any pruning or shearing.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker privacy the first full growing season.

2-3 ft.

Ships Monday, Dec 1st
List: $ 69.90
Sale: $ 44.94
Qty:  
Planting Mix for Juniper Trees
Spartan Juniper Planting Mix

Helps your Spartan Juniper get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.


Soil Contents
$ 13.98
Sale: $ 9.09
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Spartan Juniper
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
$ 11.90
Sale: $ 7.74
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This tough yet attractive Juniper is sure to find a place in your landscape!

The Spartan Juniper is a fast growing, highly durable evergreen with many traits that are quickly increasing its popularity in many parts of the country.

In fact, it's now considered by most growers to be the most popular upright juniper.

Its fantastic tolerance to heat, cold, drought, and salt make it one of the hardiest junipers you can find.

Extremely easy to grow, no matter where you live!

It grows in a columnar shape with very dense branches and reaches a mature height of 15-20 feet, making it a good selection for those desiring a privacy hedge or wind barrier.

While the Spartan grows best in full sun, it easily adapts to partial sun and even partial shade!

Not picky about its growing conditions, this tough Juniper thrives in virtually all soil types and conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Growing Zones: 5-9

Mature Height: 15-20 ft.
Mature Width: 5-10 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Juniperus chinensis 'Spartan'
Does not ship to: AZ, CA,
Growing Zones 5-9
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 5-9
(blue area above)

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It's Easy to Plant your Spartan Juniper

Specific Directions for Spartan Juniper

Plant your Spartan Juniper in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. While Spartan Junipers prefer full sun they can tolerate shade. Make sure that your Spartan Juniper doesn't sit in a low area that collects standing water. For a privacy screen plant your Spartan Junipers about three feet apart.

Spartan Junipers will adapt to your natural soil even if it's sandy or heavy in clay as long as it's well draining. After your Spartan Juniper is established rain water will provide enough moisture. Spartan Junipers are very drought tolerant and only need extra water during prolonged dry spells.

Early every Spring and Fall fertilize your Spartan Juniper with a well balanced all purpose fertilizer. We recommend using formula 10-10-10.


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Spartan Juniper.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Spartan Juniper gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Spartan Juniper again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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I'm very happy with these trees. I just stuck it in the ground and forgot it. It looks beautiful with no effort on my part. It stands up to all kinds of weather, including blizzard, hurricane, dog days of summer, tornado and earthquake, not kidding! It's cover with decorative tiny blue berries that the birds love.
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How does the leyland cypress differ from the spartan juniper?
JF from boston
A shopper on Jun 30, 2014
Best Answer: The Leyland Cypress Tree grow much taller, but the Spartan Juniper can survive much colder temperatures.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 7, 2014
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I'm in zone 8 and want to plant these spartan junipers in late September. I plan to mulch around the trees, do you think the young tree's will make it throughout the winter?
Toby P on Sep 19, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, a lot of people do fall planting for the Spartan Junipers.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 19, 2014
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how deer resistant is your spartan juniper and what source can you provide that advises how deer resistant it is?
craig w on Nov 8, 2014
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Can I purchase 5' or 6' trees and if so what would be the price for them? Im Looking for two or three.
Carol B on Sep 26, 2014
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How far from structures should this tree be planted?
divy30 on Jul 8, 2014
Best Answer: Spartan Junipers can get quite large, as you can see in the photo at top right hand corner. My husband and I think that probably eight feet would be adequate (providing you have that much space of course). Otherwise, as in our case, we will eventually be pruning/shaping them to fit the site location, as we don't have that much room where we planted ours. Good luck and happy planting of your Spartans.
Reply · Report · Mrs. M on Jul 9, 2014
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why can't I purchase planting mix for juniper trees and juniper fertilizer without having to buy a plant?
Gary R on Jul 16, 2014
Best Answer: You can buy these items separately. You have to go to their own pages. I've provided you with links to the organic planting mix for the Spartan Juniper and the fertilizer tablets.

http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/fast-growing-trees-organic-planting-mix.htm

http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/Fertilizer-Tablets.htm
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 18, 2014
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We are in zone 5 (Denver area), and we get a strong afternoon sun. Will these trees withstand that? Also, what is the amount of growth per year, on average?
A shopper on Jun 18, 2014
Best Answer: I bought this tree for my brother in Raleigh, NC back on December 15, 2012. I visited him last week and saw the tree and it is doing very well in a sunny area where it's been planted. I can't really speak to the rate of growth because I don't know how big it was when it was shipped to him; however, it appears to be very healthy.
Reply · Report · John G on Jun 18, 2014
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Are there ANY
Spartan Juniper diseases?
B P on Oct 12, 2014
Best Answer: No, plant it and you can't kill it. They get big, don't put it on the corner of your house. But do plant the tall, narrow ones.
Reply · Report · Paula D on Oct 18, 2014
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I don't have a yard but a noisy neighbor I want plant in my front corner what do you recommend ??
A shopper on Aug 28, 2014
Best Answer: I would recommend the Spartan Juniper but they are slow growing. At least they are here in central Florida. Three of mine have been in ground over a year and don't show much growth. Check into another species of cedar tree that might have a faster growing pattern...
Reply · Report · Linda K on Aug 28, 2014
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How much growth does this tree gain per year?
Andrew R on Aug 27, 2014
Best Answer: Spartan Junipers grow about 1 to 2 ft per year.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Sep 3, 2014
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when is the best time to plant in zone 7?
A shopper on Aug 16, 2014
Best Answer: Actually even though the rule is to plant in the Fall we have planted Spring and summer as well. The key is to water and fertilize.
Reply · Report · Jean A on Aug 17, 2014
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We lost a privacy hedge of Spartan Junipers this past winter. A few a showing a small amount of green shoots.. What advice can you give us at this time?
Mary Z on Jun 18, 2014
Best Answer: This depends on your area. You may need to cover your trees with a sheet at night to protect them from frost. Putting hay, mulch or pine straw around the roots helps keep the heat in. If you're in a zone higher than zone 5 I would recommend a cold hardier tree like the Emerald Green Thuja.

http://www.plantingdirections.com/privacy-tree-planting-directions/
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 25, 2014
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hi i would like to order a meyer lemons and advocado tree, are they delivered to my house as a plant?
A shopper on Jun 15, 2014
Best Answer: Meyer Lemon and Avocado Trees are delivered as trees.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 17, 2014
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What is the spacing requirements for the Spartan Juniper, if I want privacy border along a chain link fence?
carpenj2 on Nov 12, 2014
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How wide does this juniper grow and how much does it grow per yr? I live in zone 7.
darren on Sep 30, 2014
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will this tree grow in south florida zone 10?
sheri f on Sep 24, 2014
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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3 or 4. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.