Spartan Juniper Juniperus chinensis 'Spartan' TOPIARY

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A handsome, fast growing evergreen that forms a stately, dark green, densely branched column well-suited for use as a formal accent, screen or windbreak. In its natural form, the symmetrical, pyramidal shape rarely needs pruning. An excellent specimen for formal topiary. Tolerates heat, cold and drought.

Highly adaptable and easy to grow in most well-drained soils; avoid overly wet conditions. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Apply a slow-release fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune annually to shape.

DETAIL

Average Size at Maturity Quickly reaches 15 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.
Bloom Time Conifer; prized for foliage.
Design Ideas Spartan Juniper is the source of the lovely spiraled topiary columns so popular in Mediterranean inspired gardens. A welcome alternative to the tall cypress of Italy, this column of green foliage can be pruned into a variety of topiary forms. Grow them in high quality, heavyweight concrete or ceramic containers for proper scale and stability. Ideal plant for small scale screening and windbreaks.
Deciduous/ Evergreen Evergreen
Foliage Color Dark Green
Garden Style Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Mediterranean
Growth Habit Columnar
Growth Rate Fast
Landscape Use Border, Container, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Topiary, Windbreak, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light Needs Full sun
Soil Needs All-Purpose Plant Food
Special Feature Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form
Water Needs Low
Watering Needs Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.