Many people who plant a privacy hedge or windbreak need it yesterday. Spartan juniper trees (Juniperus chinensis ‘Spartan’) may be the next best alternative. Spartan is an evergreen that grows extremely quick and can be used to create an attractive hedge or screen.
partan juniper trees are a narrow cultivar of Chinese juniper, Juniper chinensis. The original tree is native to northeast Asia, including China. The Spartan cultivar is also known as Chinese Spartan juniper. Juniper has been grown in China for hundreds of years, well before western gardeners “discovered” the tree.
Chinese Spartan juniper is usually a healthy plant. These trees are not particularly susceptible to any pest issues or disease problems. Planted in soil with good drainage, they do not get root rot. However, they can be infected with tip and needle blights. Excellent Spartan juniper care can prevent many health issues. Pruning is not an essential part of Spartan juniper care. If you do prune your Spartans, act in summer for best results.