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Spartan Juniper

Juniperus chinensis 'Spartan'

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Growing Zones: 5-9
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15-20 ft.

Mature Width:

4-5 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


3 ft.

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Drought Tolerance:


You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:

Juniperus chinensis 'Spartan'

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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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Beautiful trees!
So far so good! Can’t wait until they are taller! They were healthy when they arrived and seem to like where they were planted. They will be a wonderful screen once they are mature!
September 21, 2018
1 month ago
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3-4 ft Spartan Juniper Privacy Hedge
I love the Spartan Junipers that I got; they arrived here in Illinois health and ready for planting; I can't wait until they grow another 2-3 feet more this is the exact esthetic I am looking to create in my yard...this was a great purchase.
Planted late October 2017 to create a privacy hedge....I'll send another photo October 2018 too
Planted late October 2017 to create a privacy hedge....I'll send another photo October 2018 too
August 19, 2018
2 months ago
Great trees!
The trees arrived quickly and were well packaged. They are healthy and we are excited for them to grow and provide privacy along our fence line.
July 12, 2018
3 months ago
3-4 ft Spartan Junipers
We ordered three of these to extend a privacy hedge along our fence. They’ve been in the ground for approximately five weeks, and are growing nicely.
In spite of the careful packing we’ve come to expect, one of the trees was broken near the top. The package was damaged from the outside, so this had to have happened in transit.
The Customer Services rep I contacted immediately arranged to send another tree to replace the damaged one.
3-4 ft Spartan Junipers about 5 weeks after planting. You can see all the new growth in this pic.
3-4 ft Spartan Junipers about 5 weeks after planting.
Healthy and growing.
3-4 ft Spartan Junipers about 5 weeks after planting.
June 8, 2018
5 months ago
Great tree for the price
We've had our Spartans planted for a little over a month and they are quite happy in our yard! Haven't seen a ton of growth in this first month but they look healthy and add good green color to our yard. Looking forward to many years with these trees and the privacy they should provide!
May 29, 2018
5 months ago
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Nice tall trees
These are just like Italian Cypresses. They grow very tall. These would be good if you have a mobile home or a small house.
April 14, 2018
1 year ago
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First Spartan Juniper
Great start for the future on this species and such a good price with prompt delivery. Tree arrived in perfect condition!
August 6, 2017
1 year ago
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Great starter size
Great starter size. Plant came well packed and ready to plant. Much better than the twig I got from a different place. Already has grown about two inches since planting.
August 5, 2017
1 year ago
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Beautiful trees
Love them
July 25, 2017
1 year ago
So far so good!!
Arrived strategically packed in a small box. Pretty impressive. They were a little smaller than i realized but nonetheless in good shape. Few little spots were deal on 2 of the 9 trees and i just pruned that little part back, planted them and so far so good. Hope they grow fast!!!
Arrived healthy and planted May 5, 2017.
So far so good. Growing and staying green
June 3, 2017
1 year ago
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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.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Not much out there that is tall and narrow and evergreen.This fits our specs perfectly
Barbara H on Sep 14, 2018
All four trees must be very close to the same size.
Jeff R on Jun 22, 2018
Not much out there that is tall and narrow and evergreen.This fits our specs perfectly
Barbara H on Sep 14, 2018
needed something tall and skinny, hardy and deer resistant. Hope these work.
Sheila A on Jun 25, 2018
All four trees must be very close to the same size.
Jeff R on Jun 22, 2018
Understand there is no shipping cost over $49 Why was I charged $19.95
Peter J on Jun 14, 2018
Based upon the pictures used for examples of mature Spartan Junipers on Fast Growing Trees website, I purchased these for a barrier between properties. I'll see if these really are like the picture...Then comes the reviews on your site.
Tom D on Apr 29, 2018
Pamela M on Apr 24, 2018
Because it is perfect for privacy
PANDORA T on Mar 26, 2018
wind and border
Barbara J on Mar 23, 2018
I chose the Spartan because it reminds me of an Italian Cypress, which I absolutely love!
Dr. Howard O. J on Mar 17, 2018
For added privacy from our neighbors and their garage light. We don't want them to take up a lot of space in our yard, so the narrower width of the Spartan was appealing.
Gloria M on Mar 10, 2018
Privacy near drive in gate of back yard
Michael F on Nov 2, 2017
It is evergreen, not too wide as it grows and will be up to 12 feet tall.
Philip S on Oct 22, 2017
Looking for a tall narrow evergreen as a privacy fence to block out the neighbors porch light.
Julie H on Oct 18, 2017
These are the only screening trees approved by my HOA
Mary O on Oct 10, 2017
To create a hedge wall between my messy neighbor's house and mine.
David R on Aug 27, 2017
To soften corner of house.
Stephen Q on Jul 8, 2017
I want them to line the driveway in my homestead!
Servando L on Jul 3, 2017
I've been looking for a privacy type tree/hedge that can grow in part shade. Most of them are full sun so I hope this one works for me.
Kathy H on Jul 1, 2017
Privacy fence
Jaime S on Jun 11, 2017
can grow in partial sun or shade
Mia W on Jun 8, 2017
need privacy in the backyard
Roy C on May 22, 2017
To add a different variety of Juniper as well as add to the windbreak provided by the seven Moonglow Junipers we currently have along the Northwest side of property.
Brenda L on Apr 27, 2017
Urban loft, 8th floor, no privacy on deck - perfect choice. Tall and lean, will look great while sitting on the deck and also from inside the sliding glass doors. Will create a natural barrier and also work well to absorb noise. Will be green all year round so no barren winter deck and hoping it will also be a place for birds to nest. Very much looking forward to them arriving.
Jane K on Apr 19, 2017
this one has a lot of privately and would be a good idea at the windows of our new home, without having to close the drapes everyday.
marion o on Apr 9, 2017
Privacy, fast growing, and soil adaptability.
Monica W on Apr 7, 2017
They make a maintenance free screen, great if you have neighbors!
Loren S on Apr 5, 2017
fast growing for privacy and to have the look of an established landscape quicker
Toni V on Apr 3, 2017
We have a utility pole in our yard that we want to block. Three of these will do well to block it, but still stay under the lines even at full maturity. The rich Kelly green will serve as a backdrop to our golden wilmas, yellow mops, purple smoke tree, and our Witchita blues. Year round coverage for an eyesore that I won't have to worry about budgeting to trim when we are much older.
Elizabeth E on Mar 20, 2017
resistant and flexible tree
Patrick b on Feb 25, 2017
For bonsai
Michael K on Jan 7, 2017
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
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
needed something tall and skinny, hardy and deer resistant. Hope these work.
Sheila A on Jun 25, 2018
Understand there is no shipping cost over $49 Why was I charged $19.95
Peter J on Jun 14, 2018
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.
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.!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 fast does it grow?
gayle d on Nov 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Mine has grown 2 ft in 1 season
How long do Spartan Junipers live?
Chris K on Dec 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The lifespan of the Spartan Juniper is 20-30 years.
Is it deer resistant?
Lena L on Apr 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: As far as I can see nothing has bothered any of these trees I have had most of them for over 3 years and there are rabbits birds around me and they have left them alone also I have a fence around my acreage so deer are not prone to be around these but they have really taken off I bought the 1-2 foot and they are up to 3 foot now
How many feet per year will this tree grow?
Karen H on Sep 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: During this season our Spartan Junipers grew a foot and became more dense. They look great, we hope they will get better and better every year ahead :-)))
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.
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.
How tall will they eventually become and what is the best spacing between each tree?
Rose P on Apr 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Their mature height is 15-20ft tall and 5-10ft wide. If you want to create a privacy hedge I would space them 3ft apart.
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
Arizona state agricultural laws prohibit it.
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.
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.
Is this juniper green or blue green?
Alice R on Jun 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: true green on the trees I have I do fertilize with cow manure and cover with wood bark to keep moisture in
water at least (2) times a week during summer months
When is the best time of year to plant this tree in Zone 5?
Deebells on Jan 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have been very pleased with my junipers. I planted in the spring and would recommend that. Also l used some root developing fertilizer and watered once a week Throughout the summer.
Can you plant the Spartan in July with daytime temps. ranging between 80* to 100* or would you need to wait & plant in October?
Sybil S on Jul 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I planted my Junipers in the Spring and Fall. I can’t comment on Summer planting but as long as you reduce stress on the plant it should do well
Does this Juniper drop berries? I hope to plant near a pool for privacy.
Amy S on Feb 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Mine are 3 years old, and I haven't seen berries yet. So for me, no it doesn't drop berries.
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: They will grow in partial shade. They will need at least 4 hours of sunlight a day.
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!
Are the spartan junipers deer resistant?
ANNMARIE R on May 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: After a year and a half of having the spartan junapers I have not seen any deer damage to the trees. There are plenty of deer around me in south eastern wisconsin. Im happy with the purchase.
Can they grow in clay soil ???
Robert T on Mar 22, 2018

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