Leyland Cypress

Description Updated: March 27th, 2018 About Leyland Cypress Trees The Leyland Cypress tree is great if you need to create privacy for your home. It's a fast growing tree with...
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Updated: March 27th, 2018

About Leyland Cypress Trees

The Leyland Cypress tree is great if you need to create privacy for your home. It's a fast growing tree with a growing around 2-3 feet per year. We recommend planting them in a line with about 5 feet apart from each other to create quick privacy. When planting alone the tree looks like Christmas tree.

The Leyland Cypress is a hybrid between the Alaskan Cypress and the Monterey Cypress. The hybrid cross occurred in 1888 and has been used in landscaping ever since discovered. Leyland Cypress are very hardy plants and easy to care for requiring simple maintenance.  They are also known to be drought tolerant.   Buy Leyland Cypress Trees from AnythingGreen.com and find out what keeps our customers coming back.

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We ship your Leyland Cypress trees with care and in their original pots. We line a box with paper, making sure they are properly watered, pack them tight to prevent too much shaking and send them via UPS.

Recommended planting zones for Leyland Cypress Trees.</h3> <img alt="Recommened planting zones for Leyland Cypress Trees" src="http://www.anythinggreen.com/media/descriptions/28-28-zones6-10.gif"> <h3>Leyland Cypress Reviews</h3> <p style="font-style: italic;">"I have received my order of 30 Leyland Cypress and the trees were looked in very good condition. This was my second order form Anything Green. I had ordered another 40 Leyland Cypress in spring, 2007."</p>

<p><i>"I simply had to come write about how satisfied &amp; impressed I am with your service. Last week I ordered 40 Leyland Cypress within only a few days my order arrived. All 40 Leylands were neatly and safely secured inside a thick box. Every single one of the trees I ordered is bright green, healthy, and far taller than I thought they would be. The root clusters are dense, moist, and appear more than ready to be planted. A++ service here, no question about that..."</i></p>
<p><i>"I simply had to come write about how satisfied &amp; impressed I am with your service. Last week I ordered 40 Leyland Cypress<br> within only a few days my order arrived. All 40 Leylands were neatly and safely secured inside a thick box. Every single one of the trees I ordered is bright green, healthy, and far taller than I thought they would be. The root clusters are dense, moist, and appear more than ready to be planted. A++ service here, no question about that.<br> <br> I ordered 2 Micro SD Memory cards from Best Buy's website that are the size of my pinky finger nail &amp; it took them almost 3 weeks to get my order to me, but somehow Anythinggreen can ship me 40 trees in something like 4 days. WELL DONE!<br> <br> I own and operate my own Landscaping business and I will be certain to make more orders and turn many new people onto your website. Thank you so much for not offering typical contemporary American Fast-food terrible service. Again, A++!"<br> </i></p> <p><i> <a href="http://www.anythinggreen.com/review/product/list/id/28/">Read more Leyland Cypress Reviews</a> </i>&nbsp;</p> <h3>10 years of Leyland Cypress experience!</h3> <p>Dear customer, I'm glad to see you are interested in our Leyland Cypress Trees. We strive to offer the best plant at the best price and and we will be glad to add you to our list of thousands of happy customers.</p> <p>Thanks, John Brooks Pounders</p> <p>Owner, AnythingGreen.com</p>

 

Specifications:

Mature Height - 40 ft

Mature Width - 8ft

Scientific Name - Cupressocyparis leylandii 'leighton green'

Growth Rate: 2-5 Feet Per Year.

Light - Partial to Full Sun light

Spacing - 5 Feet

Fertilizer - 14-7-7 Slow or controlled release.

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

 

PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS

Leyland Cypress Spacing

The recommended spacing for Leyland Cypress Trees is 5 feet apart. You can plant closer together if you want quicker privacy. Leyland Cypress Trees typically grow about 8-10 feet wide.

Leyland Cypress Planting Instructions

  1. Dig hole about 2 inches wider and deeper than rootball of your tree.
  2. Place plant in hole a fill in with soil.  Some soils e.g. clay will need potting soil or fine mulch mixed in.
  3. Sprinkle one tablespoon of lime around the drip line of the tree.
  4. Water until soil is saturated; then gently apply pressure around the tree to make the mud "squish" around the plant.
  5. Carefully follow fertilizer instructions from figure below.
  6. Lightly mulch around tree to help with fertilizer run off and it looks great.

Leyland Cypress Fertilizer Information

When looking for a fertilizer there are a few elements at which you should look.  The first is make sure when fertilizing your Leyland Cypress that you are using a slow release fertilizer.  Sometimes this is called a controlled release.

Then you'll need to look at the formula of the fertilizer.  It is done in this format: Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P),  Potassium (K).

For the Leyland Cypress we recommend that Nitrogen be high and then Phosphorus and Potassium be about half of that.  Some examples that are commonly found in local stores are 12-6-8 and 14-7-7.

You should always follow the instructions on the fertilizer you purchase as they all work differently.  Here are some general guidelines that you should follow.
  • Fertilize your plants only 3 times a year.  
  • The best dates to fertilize are March 31,  June 30, and September 30.
  • Sprinkle around drip line of tree (DO NOT MIX IN SOIL).

Pruning Leyland Cypress

Pruning can help make Leyland Cypress more bushy.  It is recommended that you disinfect your shears before you begin and even after each shear to prevent disease spread.  You should prune dead or diseased limbs anytime of the year but you should consult your local coop extension for your local time to prune.  To encourage thick bushy trees simply trim back the limbs that have outstretched the rest of the tree.  Trim it in to the desired christmas tree shape.

Watering Leyland Cypress

It's important to always make sure to water any plant after you've planted it.  Leylands can typically handle as much water as you can throw at them but they do not like to stay swampy.  A good rule of thumb is to scratch the soil at the base of your tree.  If the soil feels moist but not damp they do not need water.  If the soil is dry and dusty you should give your plant water.  In cases of a drought it may be necessary to water the foliage and the tree itself 2-3 times a day to prevent them from over heating.

Leyland Cypress Disease Information

Currently the Leyland Cypress is free of any serious disease but the do sometimes suffer from cankers or needle blight.  In the case of cankers you should simply trim the dead limbs and make sure your plant does not get stressed from lack of water or heat if possible.  Much like a person, stress is what can cause disease.  In the case of needle blight you will see green postules towards the end of the stem and there will be yellowing on the branches.  If you happen to have this problem simply spray your plant with copper-containing fungicides every 10 days. 

Leyland Cypress Winter Care

While the Leyland Cypress is a drought resistant plant it is important that it gets water in the winter months. The southwest in particular can have very dry winters. If you are having a "winter drought" you should water your plants at least twice per month.

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