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Spartan Juniper

Juniperus chinensis 'Spartan'


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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
-t- Root Rocket™ 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.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
Add a Decorative Pot

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:


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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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
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
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
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
over 3 years ago
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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
over 2 years 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
Growing Zone:
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
over 3 years ago
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
over 2 years ago
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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
over 2 years ago
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spartan juniper
satisfied trees seem to be growing well .............................................................................
July 27, 2015
over 3 years ago

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
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
Because it is perfect for privacy
PANDORA T on Mar 26, 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
Pamela M on Apr 24, 2018
wind and border
Barbara J on Mar 23, 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.
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.
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.
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.
How wide does this juniper grow and how much does it grow per yr? I live in zone 7.
darren on Sep 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: At maturity it will be 5-10ft wide and it grows 1-2ft per year.
how fast does it grow?
gayle d on Nov 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Mine has grown 2 ft in 1 season
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.
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.
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.
How long do Spartan Junipers live?
Chris K on Dec 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The lifespan of the Spartan Juniper is 20-30 years.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Will these Spartan Junipers adopt and grow in partial shade that gets about 4 hours sun each day?
Sal C on May 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I planted six along the side of my house a couple of years ago. The front ones get more sunlight and are slightly taller. The back ones get about 4 hours and are still growing just not as fast. But it’s not too much of a difference.
Are the spartan junipers deer resistant?
ANNMARIE R on May 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I don’t know, but these are very slow growing trees. We’ve had them for almost two years, and they’re not even two feet tall. I hope they grow more this year and turn out to be pretty, but I wouldn’t buy them again.
Can they grow in clay soil ???
Robert T on Mar 22, 2018

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