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Spartan Chinese Juniper growing in a landscape, pyramidal with deep green evergreen foliage
Spartan Chinese Juniper growing in a landscape, pyramidal with deep green evergreen foliage
Spartan Chinese Juniper growing on a nursery, pyramidal with deep green evergreen foliage
Spartan Chinese Juniper growing on a nursery, pyramidal with deep green evergreen foliage, grower standing next to tree for size reference
Spartan Chinese Juniper growing in a landscape, pyramidal with deep green evergreen foliage
Spartan Chinese Juniper growing in a landscape, pyramidal with deep green evergreen foliage
Spartan Chinese Juniper growing on a nursery, pyramidal with deep green evergreen foliage
Spartan Chinese Juniper growing on a nursery, pyramidal with deep green evergreen foliage, grower standing next to tree for size reference

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Mature Height: 12-15' tall
  • Mature Width: 4-6' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 4-6' apart



  • Deep green evergreen foliage that lasts all year long
  • Strong and sturdy pyramidal form makes for a great privacy screen option
  • Fast-growing and bold, this makes for the perfect statement piece in any landscape
  • Deer resistant and cold hardy
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Spartan Chinese Juniper

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Juniperus chinensis 'Spartan'

Regular price $425.00
In Stock - Ships in 3 to 4 weeks
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Why the Spartan Chinese Juniper?

Looking to add a formal look to your landscape without too much work? Spartan Chinese Juniper is the tree for you! Keeping its elegant pyramidal form all on its own; standing proudly in your garden as a statuesque accent, windbreaker, or plant in multiples for an attractive privacy screen - and for that perfect picturesque backdrop for all your family photos! The handsome Spartan Chinese Juniper offers lush, dense, dark-green foliage year-round. The list of good qualities are endless - fast-growing, drought-tolerant, cold hardy, and just all-around low maintenance, vigorous grower. Add strength and shades of emerald to your landscape, then sit back and enjoy the view!

Juniperus chinensis are native to northeast Asia, and had been grown and beloved for centuries before these junipers were seen by westerners, who also began to understand their beauty as well. Junipers were officially classified with their genus name 'Juniperus' in 1767. However, 'Spartan' didn't come around until many years later. Originating as a seedling selection in the 1950s by Monrovia Nursery, inc., California, Monrovia then sent a few samples of this unnamed cultivar to Thomsen's Nursery, Skalborg, Denmark, who later gave it the well-suited name of 'Spartan' in 1961.

How to use in the landscape?

Our Spartan Chinese Juniper trees naturally assume an upright, formal shape, but you can give it an even crisper outline with a light pruning once a year. Or, if you want to go all out, these specimens can become an excellent topiary piece, being pruned with a swirling spiral to add artistic value to your landscape.

Why Bower & Branch?

At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.

- Trusted, Experienced Growers

- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise

- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.

We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.

How To Plant

Chinese Junipers are tough, adaptable plants, and the Spartan Chinese Juniper is no exception. It's only non-negotiable demands are all-day sun and excellent drainage. It appreciates regular irrigation during establishment, but after a year or two it should be quite drought tolerant. This is a plant you can count on in challenging urban situations, as it copes well with pollution and poor, dry soil. It also finds a happy home in open, windy sites in the country. Pests and diseases are rarely a problem, making Spartan Chinese Juniper trees a relatively low-maintenance option for your landscape.

How To Water

Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water very slowly and very thoroughly. The water needs to reach to the bottom of the root ball and that takes time. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. If planting in the fall, use Elements Fertilizer while planting and start your regular annual fertilizing the following fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established as it gives your tree the nutrients it needs to produce lush new growth for the following spring.

How To Prune

Prune or shear your Spartan Juniper in late winter or very early spring. We recommend an annual shearing even if it's only a very light one so the growth on your Spartan does not get ahead of you!

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-9

How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*Big trees, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks days to be delivered. - Sizes large (AA) and smaller (Treelings) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

Our Guarantees


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If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

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