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-t- Planting Mix
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.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


Soil Contents
$6.95
-t- Root Rocket™ (DIEHARD™) Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ 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 needed nutrition.

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

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
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Growing Zones: 5-9



Growing Zones 5-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 5-9
(green area above)

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Mature Height:

15-20 ft.

Mature Width:

5-10 ft.

Sunlight:

Full to Partial

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Botanical Name:

Juniperus chinensis 'Spartan'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, CA

The Most Popular Juniper

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.





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Customer Reviews

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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.
January 1, 2013
Smaller than Expected
Be advised that the 1 gallon size is only about 8 inches tall
June 25, 2015
Chicago, IL
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Junipers Are Hearty!
The 10 junipers I received and transplanted in Feb. (in Dallas) have already grown 14" to 16" each! Just transplant them, and ensure they get water at least once per week if it doesn't rain, and they will thrive. I also bought some fertilizer spikes for evergreen trees and I'm sure they have helped. I highly recommend buying junipers from Fast Growing Trees!
June 21, 2015
Dallas, TX
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1 year ago
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8
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spartan juniper
I planted 20 baby spartan junipers in the fist week of April here in Colorado Springs . it snowed several times after i planted them. They were small about an average of 12 inches. It is now late July and they have already almost doubled in height and are very full and robust . Now they are really starting to do well and many of them grew a full 2 inches in the past week/ I would not be surprised if they reach 3 feet before winter . I am very happy with my purchase .thank you
July 25, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
5
I am very happy with my Spartan junipers they arrived when I took them out of the box they had a nice scent . They are very strong
October 7, 2015
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1 year ago
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spartan juniper hardy and healthy
nice-looking tree for screen or interest in a woodland garden. Deer do not munch on junipers BUT I did have one damaged by a young buck rubbing the velvet from his antlers during mating season mid-late fall in Virginia.
September 5, 2016
midlothian , VA
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1 year ago
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7
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Great wind break
Would be nice for them to grow faster, but they are beautiful. When they came we planted them and they took right off, no shock to them at all. They arrived fast.
April 19, 2016
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over 2 years ago
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spartan juniper
satisfied trees seem to be growing well .............................................................................
July 27, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
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I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THESE TAKE OFF
I have these to give coverage for pool equipment. They haven't' really taken off and so I got a pergola and purchased some passion fruit vines. I hope these eventually get as they are pictured.
September 8, 2015
TAMPA, FL
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1 year ago
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9
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Just what I needed.
Thank you for the Spartan junipers. I could hardly wait to receive my new little tree's. I believe these will be the perfect fit for what I'm needing. I had ordered 8 of the junipers. All but 1 was received in great shape. 1 had a broken top. Tried to patch in hopes that it would be ok. That part died and now I am seeing more of the tree turning color. Appears to be withering away. I'm sure I will be ordering some more trees and plants from this site. Thank you
May 18, 2016
Jacksonville , FL
Purchased
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
9

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Spartan Juniper


Spartan Juniper Planting Diretions 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.


Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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Using as privacy barrier along iron fence.It's insect resistant and able to tolerate high heat and drought.
Patrick S on Nov 20, 2016
privacy
Heidi M on Oct 6, 2016
Using as privacy barrier along iron fence.It's insect resistant and able to tolerate high heat and drought.
Patrick S on Nov 20, 2016
privacy from neighbors
John E on Oct 15, 2016
privacy
Heidi M on Oct 6, 2016
Fast growing for eventual privacy fence. Partial shade tolerant, hardy for Maine winters.
Susan B on Oct 1, 2016
I chose the Spartan Juniper for its potential to provide privacy screening and fast growing abilities.
Darius P on Sep 17, 2016
closest to looking like Italian cypress
cindy m on Sep 16, 2016
We wanted some screening in a small area so these are going to be perfect!
Paulette P on Sep 15, 2016
Along chain link fence
Tosha Kurzynke F on Sep 5, 2016
My Spartan Juniper died this summer. We had the hottest temps recorded in Las Vegas for July and August. Don't know exactly why, however is literally dessicated a day at a time despite my attempts to keep it alive!
Carol W on Sep 5, 2016
Attractive, fast growing and height is perfect.
linda t on Mar 27, 2016
fast growing, not too tall.
randall k on Nov 30, 2015
More winter protection for the birds.
Kate M on Sep 27, 2015
due to the area I picked these trees for a living fence. The local town would not approve a privacy fence be built.
Glenn W on Sep 3, 2015
Put out in back of yard for wind break.
James D on Sep 2, 2015
privacy from neighbors
John E on Oct 15, 2016
Fast growing for eventual privacy fence. Partial shade tolerant, hardy for Maine winters.
Susan B on Oct 1, 2016
Can I buy a 6 foot spartan juniper?
ELIZABETH on May 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We do not carry the Spartan Juniper that large.
What is the spacing requirements for the Spartan Juniper, if I want privacy border along a chain link fence?
carpenj2 on Nov 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Space them about 5 feet apart for a privacy fence.
Deer? Safe
A shopper on Aug 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: While deer will eat anything if their food sources are sparse, this tree is considered deer resistant. It isn't their first choice, and hey prefer a lot of other foliage over this tree.
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.
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.
will this tree survive zone 4-5 (86001 flagstaff, AZ) cold (-10) wind, and cindery soil?
Randy P on Feb 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 5-9. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
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: We leave at 7,800+ elevation in Durango, Colorado and planted this tree last year when it was a young little thing and it did just fine over the snowy and very cold winter. It is planted in the front yard nestled in the corner of the yard up against the house surrounded by two exterior walls (one wall faces south the other faces to the east) so windy conditions it did not have to endure. Just a little fyi! Good luck with your tree if you get one - they are lovely.
How far from a picket fence can I plant these? I don't mind it touching the fence and don't mind the shape on the backside (that will be touching the fence). Need to have these grow as close to the property line to block the neighbors.
J H on Jun 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My Spartan has filled out nicely...I would suggest 2'-3' so that as it matures it's not "leaning" on the fence. You might also check with Fast-Growing customer service...they maybe able to provide more info.!
why are my junipers turning brown?
Frank A on May 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It could be from under watering. It could also be "bronzing" that are common with evergreens that experience extreme cold temperatures. You could use a bronzing spray to help with that.
How many feet do they grow per year?
John R on Apr 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We purchased seven trees two years ago, and in spite of planting them in July heat, and totally neglecting them due to small children & chaos, they have grown about a foot each year?? They look really good right now & we plan to actually fertilize & water them this summer, so they can shoot up more! Great tree & the best price around!
do these trees have shallow roots? That can spread under concrete and lift it
Alan T on Jun 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They have tap roots so they will grow down then out. They will no lift concrete.
I see that Junipers do well in my area but you do not ship to AZ is there a reason for this?
Latea S on Jul 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Latea
Arizona state agricultural laws prohibit it.
Can I prune or shape this tree? It is against my home, and is also growing over a walkway
Chris W on May 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, prune and do not clip. Be selective which branches and ends you prune.
How can you tell if this plant is dead? The branches are brown. The branches still seem flexible though.
Christine F on May 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You can do a scratch test, with a nickel or your fingernail scratch at the trunk of the tree, if its green it alive, if its brown its dead. Brown could be a sign of under watering or it could be "bronzing" that is common in evergreens. You can buy a bronzing spray to help with that.
Is this species of juniper grow berries for the birds and do you need a male and female ?
kevin m on Mar 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, our Spartans have berries on them.
will this tree grow in south florida zone 10?
sheri f on Sep 24, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The tree is recommended for zones 5-9. If you are looking for a privacy tree a Leyland Cypress would work better in your area.
How many feet per year will this tree grow?
Karen H on Sep 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Over the last two years, I've got a good 2-3'; mine is potted, so in the ground, I don't know. Also, mine is located outside Atlanta. Don't know for colder climates.
how fast does it grow?
gayle d on Nov 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Mine has grown 2 ft in 1 season
How many gallons are the 1-2 foot Spartan junipers?
Trees on Sep 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The 1-2 foots will be shipped in a 1 gallon container.
can I grow these in a pot?
kathy L on Aug 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't see why you couldn't. I bought mine two years ago and it hasnt grown significantly. As it gets taller you'll probably want to move it from the pot.
Can I keep a row of them a maximum of 4 feet wide out from the fence?
Tom G on May 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: In the two years I've had mine, it hasn't grown more the three feet in diameter. It's still quite full and growing higher.
Will this tree grow in the shade?
Harry S on Mar 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We did not plant it in the shade, so I can't answer that one. It is a nice looking tree though, and came looking healthy and is growing well.
do they shed?
john n on May 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have had my juniper in the ground for just over a year and have not seen any shedding.
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: Im on Florida and they doing ok on my area, I guess by you they will grow with no problems, slow growing maybe a ft a year. good luck!
Is this Juniperus chinensis or another variety?
Mika14 on Oct 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it is the Juniperus chinensis 'Spartan'
On your pictures, the Spartan Juniper looks thinner than on images found in Google where it looks way wider, more fluffy and bushy which is what I am looking for to plant behind my spruces to create a fluffy background for them. If it's indeed so thin, do you have any alternative I can consider? I am in zone 5 in Maine.
Anna G on Mar 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The mature width of a Spartan Juniper is 5-10 foot wide. The Thuja Green Giants gets a little wider at a mature width of 12-20 foot wide.
Do the juniper Spartans or skyrockets grow faster?
Jamie1421 on Mar 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Juniper Skyrocket grows 12" and up a year, the Spartan Juniper grows 12"-18" per year.
how tall is tree in 1 gallon pot?
susan M on Oct 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your interest in our Spartan Junipers. The gallon sizes are listed as such because we cannot guarantee what height they will be. The heights can vary from 8-12 inches and up. We can be reached at 1-888-504-2001 if you have additional questions. Thank you for contacting us.
Do deer like it? What does "Deer? safe" mean?
N b on Jun 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Most deer do not prefer the taste of junipers. The Spartan Juniper specifically would be deer safe/deer resistant.
Can you plant a Jupiter in a large planter on a rooftop terrace, 28 stories high?
Ellen B on Jun 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They do prefer to be in the ground. If you area going to put it in a pot I would suggest a 30 gallon at the least.

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