The Spartan Juniper is a cultivar of Juniperus chinensis that was selected by Monrovia Nursery. The Spartan Juniper has distinguished itself from other Junipers with its extremely handsome narrow pyramidal habit of growth. The Spartan Juniper has tight erect branches that allow it to naturally maintain a thick uniform shape without pruning. The foliage on a Spartan Juniper grows in dense sprays that are rich green in color and the individual leaves appear scale-like and are produced on rounded shoots. The Spartan Juniper is able to withstand the alkaline soils of North Texas and is also quite drought tolerant. The Spartan Juniper performs best in full sun and in areas that are well drained. The Spartan Juniper can be utilized as a formal specimen in Mediterranean themed landscapes or to create formal hedges, screens and windbreaks for areas with limited space.