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Leyland Cypress trees are the most popular privacy tree throughout central United States. They grow very fast and thicken to create a solid privacy wall. These trees grow about 3 to 4 foot per year and can easily be pruned to your desired height and shape. But even without trimming, your Leyland Cypress trees will grow in a uniform, symmetrical shape that gives you a dense, living wall. Its feathery texture is soft to the touch and a beautiful shade of green. Leyland's are evergreen trees that stay green all year-round, giving you complete privacy. Leyland's are known for being fast growers that are adaptable to a variety of soils and conditions, even sandy and clay. Your trees will arrive in their own containers with all their roots intact. We don't send Leyland's out bare-root like many other nurseries and landscapers, because this process pulls the tree out of the ground, leaving critical fine roots. It can take a Leyland up to a year to recover, stunting its growth and making it more susceptible to disease and insects. Our Leyland Cypress trees arrive with well developed root systems that properly fill their containers. You don't get a small plant that was bumped up to a bigger pot just so the nursery could charge more. This will ensure that you get hardy, vibrant Leyland Cypress that will give you the fastest growth possible.
8-10 Foot 30 Gallon
6-7 Foot 15 Gallon
Leyland Cypress Highlights
* Grows up to 3-4 ft. per year!
* Drought tolerant
* Feathery soft texture
* Mature to a magnificent pyramidal form
* Include established root systems that quickly adapt to your soil
* Exhibit tolerance to drought
Where do Leyland Cypress Trees grow and can be planted:
When planting Leyland Cypress make sure to space trees 4 ft. apart for a privacy hedge or further apart for a spacious property border. For complete instructions on how to plant a leyland cypress just follow our steps below.
Step 1 - Dig Your Hole Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Leyland Cypress. If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the trees where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen. First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width. Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through. Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.
Step 2 - Place Your Tree Next, separate the roots of your Leyland Cypress gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole. The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil. Then make sure the tree is exactly vertical in the hole. To make it just right, use a level.
Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets. Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps. Water your Leyland Cypress again after the transplant is complete. To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each tree to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips or pine needles also help to better soil structure as they decompose.