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Leyland Cypress Tree

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  • Feathery green foliage that lays flat on individual branches
  • Matures to 20' wide by 40-60' tall
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 6 - 10
  • Plant in full sun
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Description

When it comes to effective privacy screens, Leyland Cypress Trees mean business! This popular tree's rapid growth makes it one of the most frequently planted Privacy Screen selections on the market today, along with the Green Giant Arborvitae Tree. In favorable conditions, this cypress tree grows 3-5 feet annually! The foliage fills in quite nicely as well. So, when put together appropriately, you should expect it to form a substantial wall, impenetrable to the eye. Furthermore, evergreen foliage means these trees won't disappoint you all year!

A natural columnar growth habit is perfect for anyone looking for a low-maintenance windbreak or screen. In addition, Leyland Cypress trees excel at dampening street noise and will also filter out dust particles and pollution.

Feathery green foliage lays flat on individual branches and appears somewhat fluffy in the landscape. This soft texture comes through visually once the plant reaches mature heights of 40'-60' H x 20-25' W.

When established, it's quite a drought-tolerant evergreen tree. Leyland Cypress is considered deer-tolerant, as its rapid growth makes it difficult for deer to damage it in the long run. However, young plants can still fall victim to hungry deer in the winter. Due to their high salt tolerance, they are also great for coastal exposure.

You can prune this evergreen shrub to maintain the desired size and shape; however, the rapid growth habit makes it somewhat difficult to maintain structured trimming.

Leyland Cypress Tree Care

Hardy from USDA Zones 6-10.

Plant in Full Sun for best results.

Cypress trees are tolerant of most soil types, even clay. However, well-draining soil will help ensure your plant avoids root rot.

Water your cypress tree 2-3 times per week after planting. This watering schedule will help it to develop deep roots and allow it to support rapid growth.

Fertilize new plantings in early spring with a balanced nitrogen-rich fertilizer to promote new growth.

Care & Use

Getting Started: Understanding Your New Plant

Review your plant's information on our website or the tag that comes with it. Be mindful of sunlight preferences, soil type, and spacing needs.

Our plants are adaptable but grow best in the correct USDA Zones. Click here to learn more about your USDA Zone.

Planting Instructions

Dig a Hole

First, dig a hole three times the width of the root ball of your plant. This makes it easier for the root system to spread out quickly. Dig the hole deep enough that your plant will sit level with or slightly above the ground around it.

Amend Your Soil

Mix your native soil with rich gardening soil to provide extra nutrients and support plant growth. If your soil is clay-heavy, we recommend mixing your native clay soil with equal parts of Pine Bark mulch to improve drainage and the overall breathability of your soil.

Place Your Plant

Examine the roots. If they appear tightly bound, gently coax them apart; this ensures they can spread into the new soil. Place your plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even with the surrounding soil—Backfill around it with the amended soil mixture. The roots need access to oxygen for your plant to thrive, so do not cover the rootball; place soil around it.

Mulch Your Plants

Top the soil beneath your plant with 3-4 inches of mulch to help it retain moisture. Be careful not to cover the rootball - your new plants roots need access to oxygen.

Water Your Plant

Soak the plant with a hose afterward to hydrate the plant, as well as get the soil and mulch situated. Develop a regular watering schedule based on your plant's needs and local weather patterns. Remember, over watering is just as, if not more, harmful than under watering.

Spacing Recommendations

Leyland Cypress Tree Spacing Recommendations

Spacing Leyland cypress can be tricky. Plant them too close, and you'll have a quick hedge or screen, but they can damage each other as they age. So, 8-10 feet apart is generally the best practice for a privacy hedge or privacy screen.
However, if you want them to grow freely and to their maximum height, 20-25 feet apart is more appropriate. Check out this blog post on Planting Hedges and Screens for additional reading on planting fast-growing trees like these.

  • Scientific Name
    x Cupressocyparis leylandii
  • Hardiness Zone
    6, 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Sun Exposure
    Full Sun
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Evergreen
  • Features
    Attracts Birds / Butterflies, Drought Tolerant, Fast Growth, Sun Loving
  • Feature Color
    Green
  • Uses
    Privacy Planting
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    None

Growing Zones : 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10

Map of USDA Zones 6-10

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When it comes to effective privacy screens, Leyland Cypress Trees mean business! This popular tree's rapid growth makes it one of the most frequently planted Privacy Screen selections on the market today, along with the Green Giant Arborvitae Tree. In favorable conditions, this cypress tree grows 3-5 feet annually! The foliage fills in quite nicely as well. So, when put together appropriately, you should expect it to form a substantial wall, impenetrable to the eye. Furthermore, evergreen foliage means these trees won't disappoint you all year!

A natural columnar growth habit is perfect for anyone looking for a low-maintenance windbreak or screen. In addition, Leyland Cypress trees excel at dampening street noise and will also filter out dust particles and pollution.

Feathery green foliage lays flat on individual branches and appears somewhat fluffy in the landscape. This soft texture comes through visually once the plant reaches mature heights of 40'-60' H x 20-25' W.

When established, it's quite a drought-tolerant evergreen tree. Leyland Cypress is considered deer-tolerant, as its rapid growth makes it difficult for deer to damage it in the long run. However, young plants can still fall victim to hungry deer in the winter. Due to their high salt tolerance, they are also great for coastal exposure.

You can prune this evergreen shrub to maintain the desired size and shape; however, the rapid growth habit makes it somewhat difficult to maintain structured trimming.

Leyland Cypress Tree Care

Hardy from USDA Zones 6-10.

Plant in Full Sun for best results.

Cypress trees are tolerant of most soil types, even clay. However, well-draining soil will help ensure your plant avoids root rot.

Water your cypress tree 2-3 times per week after planting. This watering schedule will help it to develop deep roots and allow it to support rapid growth.

Fertilize new plantings in early spring with a balanced nitrogen-rich fertilizer to promote new growth.

Pot size

  • 2.5 Quart
  • 2.4 Gallon
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