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Juniperus chinensis 'Spartan' (Chinese Juniper)

Chinese Juniper 'Spartan'


Architectural, Juniperus chinensis 'Spartan' (Chinese Juniper) is a narrow, pyramidal to columnar, evergreen tree forming a handsome exclamation point in the landscape. Fast-growing, its dense and erect branches bear scale-like, dark green foliage. Ideal for providing year-round structure, it makes a wonderful specimen plant, adds accent vertical lines to the landscape. Perfect for hedges and windbreaks. Quite popular and tough, it is tolerant to heat, cold, drought, and salt.

  • Grows up to 15-20 ft. tall (450-600 cm) and 4-5 ft. wide (120-150 cm).
  • A full sun lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerates a wide range of soils including clay soils. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant, for foundation plantings.
  • Low maintenance, no pruning required.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
  • Native to China, Japan, Mongolia and the Himalayas

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Conifers, Trees
Plant Family Juniperus - Junipers
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 15' – 20' (4.5m – 6m)
Spread 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spacing 60" (150cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil, Salt
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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Photo courtesy JC Raulston Arboretum, NC State University

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Conifers, Trees
Plant Family Juniperus - Junipers
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 15' – 20' (4.5m – 6m)
Spread 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spacing 60" (150cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil, Salt
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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