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Leyland Cypress

Leyland Cypress

Leyland Cypress

Leyland Cypress

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Leyland Cypress trees are the most common privacy evergreens. Chances are you can find a few in your own neighborhood- which goes to show you that they'll thrive in your region.

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Leyland Cypress

America's Most Planted Privacy Tree!

Height:

The heights we list are the actual size of your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We do not prune evergreen trees for any reason. Evergreen trees typically hold their shape for the life of the tree and do not require any pruning or shearing.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker privacy the first full growing season.

5-6 ft.

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List: $173.95
Sale: $86.98
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Height:

The heights we list are the actual size of your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We do not prune evergreen trees for any reason. Evergreen trees typically hold their shape for the life of the tree and do not require any pruning or shearing.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker privacy the first full growing season.

3-4 ft.

Ships this Mon, Aug 25
List: $93.95
Sale: $46.98
6 at $44.63 ea.
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Height:

The heights we list are the actual size of your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We do not prune evergreen trees for any reason. Evergreen trees typically hold their shape for the life of the tree and do not require any pruning or shearing.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker privacy the first full growing season.

2-3 ft.

Ships this Mon, Aug 25
List: $53.95
Sale: $26.98
6 at $25.63 ea.
Qty:  
Height:

The heights we list are the actual size of your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We do not prune evergreen trees for any reason. Evergreen trees typically hold their shape for the life of the tree and do not require any pruning or shearing.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker privacy the first full growing season.

1-2 ft.

Ships this Mon, Aug 25
List: $29.95
Sale: $14.98
6 at $14.23 ea.
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Planting Mix for Cypress Trees
Planting Mix

Helps your Leyland Cypress get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Specially developed for plants that need a low pH. Here's how:

Mycorrhizal Fungi and Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels for acid loving plants. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.


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• Grows up to 3-5 ft. per year! 
• Feathery soft texture 
• Drought Tolerant 

Leylands are the most popular privacy tree in the U.S.A. They grow very fast and thicken to create a solid wall. 

It's feathery texture is soft to the touch. Stays green all year-round, giving you complete privacy. 

Grows rapidly... up to 3-5 ft. per year! Easily pruned to your desired height and shape. 

Even without trimming, your Leyland Cypress trees will grow in a uniform, symmetrical shape that gives you a dense, living wall. 

Fast growers and adaptable to a variety of soils and conditions, even sandy and clay. 

Space your Leylands 6 ft. apart for a privacy hedge or further apart for a spacious property border. 

Your trees arrive in their own containers with all their roots intact. We don't send Leylands out bare-root or "balled & burlapped". This process is cheaper for the grower, but can leave over 90% of the roots in the ground... taking the Leyland up to a year to recover... stunting their growth and making them more susceptible to health problems. 

Your Leylands are grown in pots and arrive with a well developed root system.. 

You get hardy, vibrant trees, that will give you the fastest growth possible. And for quickest privacy, you can still order from our limited supply of taller Leyland Cypress trees.




Growing Zones: 6-10

Mature Height: 40-60 ft.
Mature Width: 8-12 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Cupressocyparis leylandii
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 6-10
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 6-10
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It's Easy to Plant your Leyland Cypress

Specific Directions for Leyland Cypress

Place your Leyland Cypress Tree in a Southward facing area of your yard to make sure that your tree will receive more sunlight. Your Leyland Cypress tree can tolerate shade, but will prefer to be in full sunlight.

While Leyland Cypress Trees prefer acidic or Alkaline soil, your Leyland Cypress Tree will adapt to your natural soil, even if it is sandy or heavy in clay. Just be sure that your soil is well draining.

Leyland Cypress Trees enjoy moist soil, that isn't soggy or over saturated. Your tree will need about an inch of water of every week during the growing season. Keeping your Leyland Cypress Tree's soil moist down to 18 inches will give you the best results.

Leyland Cypress Trees don't require any fertilizer, unless you already know that your lawn needs extra nutrients. Giving your Leyland Cypress Tree some general fertilizer of formula 10-10-10 once every Spring will give it a boost.


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 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 Plant

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 plant 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 plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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We have bought many Leland Cypress trees and love them.  They are hardy, fast growing and weather tolerant.  We are on the beach in LI, NY.
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December 31, 2012
I bought 75 of these leylands to line my property, and to block out my unfriendly, nasty neighbor. The trees are doing great so far and I cannot wait until they create a living wall. When the trees came in, they were very carefully packaged and undamaged
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December 31, 2012
I live in Central FL and planted Leyland Cypress. The soil is mostly sandy and these trees took off - within 4 years they are 18 feet tall and very full.
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December 31, 2012
My trees are doing great. Its about two years and they have doubled in size. Fantastic! Ive passed your name around to friends. Look forward to doing business sometime soon. Thanks! T.A.
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December 31, 2012
I had 22 Leyland Cypress around my back yard as a privacy fence they were beautiful and grew like all get out, everyone commented about their beauty. My cousin owns a nursery here in NC and he told me to start saving my money because I would need it in 15 or 16 years and sure enough at the 16 year mark my cypress started dying and falling they damaged my roof and knocked down my fence. I spent a fortune to have them removed. They were pretty and they did grow fast but they do have a few problems . They also put out roots that travel a long way so I would not plant these trees any where near a house foundation. I did not buy my trees from your company , I just feel like people should be warned about these trees.
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December 31, 2012
My leyland cypress is looking good. A great tree, though it took several seasons to really take off. Dont plant too close together or too close to a fence - after 3 years they have a spread of almost 3 feet in any direction ,6ft across,
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December 31, 2012
I had to cut a birch tree that was growing too close to my home, which was damaging my roof. I purchased a leyland cypress to replace it, and I planted it a few feet farther from my house. The tree arrived very well packed and is doing well. I am very happy with its growth. Excellent tree and company
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December 31, 2012
I was given an estimate by a local landscaper of $4,000 to plant 9 Leyland Cypresses in my back yard. I shopped with you and needless to say, I saved a LOT of money, even though two of them didnt make the first few months. You replaced them and they all have taken root and are doing well. I may need to buy one more to make sure the whole area is full. Your trees arrived in perfect condition and so well wrapped!! I was very happy
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December 31, 2012
I planted these trees as a privacy screen and they are very healthy. I live in San Diego and even with the minimal watering due to drought conditions, my Leyland Cypress trees are completely green and thriving. They are working perfectly for what you said they would do. No complaints
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December 31, 2012
I planted 6 cypress a year ago last spring, followed by 6 last fall. I am so pleased with them that I just planted 12 more. They are so healthy and are growing at top speed. My son was so impressed that he ordered 18 for his fenceline. I am extremely satisfied with my purchase
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
1 year ago
I have to admit -- some of the reviews made me a little nervous to order trees from FGT. I guess it only takes one ""unsatisfied"" customer. I am VERY HAPPY to give Fast Growing Trees an OUTSTANDING review. My trees arrived in 6 days -- they were absolutely perfect in every way. Well packaged and a very high quality product. I couldn't get trees where I live from a farm or store as good! I ordered 12 trees, they came in 6 boxes. They are healthy, beautiful and honestly, way above and beyond what I expected. Communication with the company was excellent and if you are thinking about using them! Don't hesitate -- you will not be disappointed!! Many thanks for running a quality on-line tree service!! We'll be back and we are sending all of our friends too!
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December 31, 2012
They seem to be doing quite well however havent grown very much, I was hoping for more filling in and more height. We watered them during any dry spells and they get a fair amount of sun. The good news is that they appear pretty healthy
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December 31, 2012
I purchased approximately 3 dozen leyland cypress trees over a year ago and have been pleased. They are serving as a fine wall barrier and border in my backyard. I have noticed an increase in size already which was one of the reasons for this species selection.
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December 31, 2012
I ordered 10 trees all but one are growing great.
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December 31, 2012
Came in well packed and healthy. They were planted exactly as directed, but didnt grow at the rate that I expected
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December 31, 2012
Initially they turned brown and I thought that one or two of the three would not make it. But partway through the summer they turned green and then this fall have grown about a foot. They look good now and I expect will grow significantly going forward.
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December 31, 2012
Trees are doing Great! Growing like weeds. I just love them.
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December 31, 2012
Our leylands look green and healthy in claylike soil. Many other types of plants have not done so well in our area due to changes in temp and due to our non-porous soil conditions but these trees seem to have survived and should continue to grow well.
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December 31, 2012
We use our evergreens for privacy between our home and the neighbors. These leylands are very strong, they have grown two feet in very hard and dry soil. We have not encountered anything that isnt great about our evergreens. I love our California trees
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December 31, 2012
These leylands took quite a while to recover from the shock of planting. They have finally started producing new growth the last two months. They are hardy and have endured the heat and humidity of NW Florida.
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December 31, 2012
I placed this tree into a dead area that only weeds seem to grow. My object was to start a tree that will grow high enough to fill an empty area, provide privacy, and a decorative touch. It has grown over 18 inches already. it also takes in the sun well so the care for it was minimal
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December 31, 2012
I purchased 10 Leyland Cypress trees for a screen in my back yard. In a little over a year they have virtually covered the view of the house behind mine and are growing so fast that soon the utility wires that are run on the backs of the property line will not be visible by next year. They are very healthy looking and once established easy to maintain. I am very happy with my tree purchase and would use Fast Growing Trees Nursery again.
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December 31, 2012
The Leyland Cypress is a great & hardy tree. I planted them in early spring and the trees did great. Growing about a foot the first year and filled out alot. Most trees dont grow much in their first year but the Leyland Cypresses took right off. I cant wait to see what theyll do this year. I am going to buy more to give me a fast fence row.
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December 31, 2012
My leyland cypress trees are doing great. Ill order some more.
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December 31, 2012
i planted my Leyland Cypress the day after I received them. They look great. A little young, but waiting to see how much they grow this year. Hoping for 2-3 feet. Thank you
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December 31, 2012
We used our leylands as a privacy fence. They are doing great and growing fast as we were told. They have survived through our dry summer, and would not hesitate to buy more. Thank you
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December 31, 2012
Everything has been going well with my group Leyland Cypresses except for the fact that one died within the first month of planting.
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December 31, 2012
My wife and i ordered 11 leyland cypress trees for privacy in our back yard . when they arrived they were packaged carefully and looked very healthy. we planted within 2 days and now one year later they have doubled in size and 3 of them are now 6 feet tall, not bad when you consider they were 2.5 feet tall when they arrived
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December 31, 2012
I never would have thought to find my trees online, but after the poor service I got at my local nursery I found Fast Growing Trees Nursery, which gave me all the information I needed to get a privacy hedge going. The Leyland Cypress trees I ordered arrived to me in California in great shape and now they are in their happy home. Ill be buying some more plants from this company as spring approaches
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December 31, 2012
When my 5 leyland cypress trees were delivered they were about 12 inches high. I planted them between 4-5 feet apart as per the instructions. Two years later they have reached the top of my 6 ft. fence! They are well established and I look forward to when they block out my neighbors as I am using them for a privacy screen. I plan on purchasing more for the other side. I cant wait to see how much faster they grow this spring.
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December 31, 2012
We bought our leylands to provide a privacy barrier and they are doing very well. They could grow a little faster, however. They definitely like a lot of sun and the ones that have no shade are growing the fastest. They seem to be weathering this cold winter okay so far, but we will know more in a few months
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December 31, 2012
We used the trees for screening and for artful enhancement to our 4 acre home site. That seem to be doing fine although not growing as fast as we had hopes. All in all they are very well adapted to our soil and climate and have survived well when other tree species have not. I would buy them again and probably will again in the spring.
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December 31, 2012
Our leyland cypress trees have taken root very well and are flourishing here in Texas, I am very pleased with them. I find them to be particularly attractive in the cool times when they are wet, as they are a lovely shade of blue-green! I have planted them as a sound and site barrier as I reside along a busy street. I havent noticed any detriment about these trees yet
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December 31, 2012
This tree made the trip in great condition and seems happy in our yard. Even the winter chill has not affected it, GREAT PRODUCT. THANK YOU
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December 31, 2012
I purchased these trees as a house warming gift for my friend Rob. He was able to take advantage of the warm late Fall weather and got all 5 trees in the ground in time. They look great.
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December 31, 2012
Beautiful trees for a screen when young but very susceptible to disease. We live in zone 7 and planted several 6 foot tall leylands about 10 years ago in full sun. Within about five years they had almost doubled in size and now are 25 feet tall. However, when they were about eight yeas old the needles started turning brown in spots and branches started dying, which a local arborist said is not unusual for leylands - you're lucky if you get 10-12 years out of them before they get so ragged they're no good as a screen. For this zone, local arborists recommend thuja Green Giants which grow as tall and as fast as leylands and are much more disease resistant.
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December 31, 2012
I give 5 stars for the tree I received and service from FGT. However, I have some concerns about the Leyland Cypress. They are now being attacked by a fungus in my daughters and neighboring yards in Virginia. Of three trees I purchased here in Texas I have lost one, replaced with the FGT tree and may have lost another of the original trees. Completely brown. Hoping it recovers with regular irrigation. Just see how the trees are doing in your areas. The nursery I bought the original trees from here in Texas is no longer selling them because of the fungus. Otherwise, I love these trees and the service from FGT
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
8 months ago
I planted 10 Leylands 2 and a half years ago lining my driveway to give me privacy from neighbors. I trim them on the sides and top when permitted and they are doing great. They survived the big Hurricane Sandy very well even though I lost 3 other trees from the 70 mile an your winds which fell in their direction. I have previously planted single Leylands in the front of my house which faces north and was told they would never grow tall due to lack of sun exposure. Well, these leylands had to be trimmed back several times already and keep growing past the roof of my house. They are all beautiful and so graceful too. They are my favorite and are very healthy. I will sprinkle some Holly Tone on the ground around all my ever greens very shortly before the heat sets in. So happy with these evergreens!!
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December 31, 2012
I bought a Leyland cypress during Fall 2011 .... I was a bit disappointed at first , although the tree was very healthy, it looked more like a stick than a tree...two years later the cypress is majestic looking, almost doubled its size. I am going to order new ones
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December 31, 2012
the trees were badly trimmed, too much sides removed prior to shipping.they have taken a long time to settle in,but seem to be growing now,next year will tell
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December 31, 2012
This is just as described feather soft evergreen. I planted in Sept 2012 and it has grown 1 ft all ready arrived as all 9 other trees in great condition and within 3 days of shipping.
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December 31, 2012
I needed trees for a barrier in our new backyard in FL. Didn't have any idea what would grow in this area so I decided to check out information on the internet & came upon Fast Growing Trees. The site was so well organized, I found what I needed within a few key strokes. Ordered 5 Leyland Cypress & when they arrived I was thrilled with everything about them. Hardy, great smelling, fantastic green trees which were packed like nothing I have every seen before. Such care was taken with these gorgeous trees, that I ordered 10 more! They are growing beautifully near our Atlantic coast line. I measure them once a month & on average they have grown 3"" to 4"" each month. Place an order for whatever you need you will be happy you did
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December 31, 2012
I bought 6 of the pretties Leyland Cypress trees I think I have ever seen about 6 years ago and they grew to be exactly what I wanted. I think at this time they are about 15 feet tall looking beautiful. Then 1 day darkness fell on my trees, I noticed several cocoon looking things attaching to the needles and then there were more and more . I found something to treat them but by then the trees were dying. 1 by 1 I have lost all but 1 and it has a few spots on it but who knows whether it will live or not. These deadly things were found to be Bag Worms. A word to the wise if you see any they spread like fire and are deadly. Hopefully you will find something that will kill them faster than I did because I loved my trees and were proud of them and now I am afraid to plant any that Bag Worms Attack because I don't want this to happen again. I plan to try another kind this time the Thuja Green Giant it is said that Bag Worms don't attack these. BEWARE OF BAGWORMS !!! BE LIKE A SCOUT AND BE PREPARED!!!!!dont get hurt
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December 31, 2012
I purchase 3 Leyland cypresses and even with the drought and extreme temperatures in the midwest the past year, the trees are looking wonderful
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December 31, 2012
We received our Leyland Cypress trees this week and are very please with the condition they are in. The came healthy with little or no damage to them. We wouldn't have a problem ordering from this company again. In fact, we are going to order a couple more Cypress and fruit trees
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December 31, 2012
We bought 26 Leyland Cypress and once they are established fully it will look great. Only thing I am starting to worry about is a couple of them are turning dark almost black around the stems. They have only been in the ground for maybe 2 weeks now and I am just a worry bug. Do they need more water? Less water? I live in Texas so its always hot here and my plants are in sunlight almost all day long. Help? Other than that I love the trees!
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December 31, 2012
I purchased 89 baby lelands 12 yrs. ago as a ""L"" shaped privacy fence between 2 neighbors. I have a corner lot. I mistakenly had a yard guy plant the trees 4 ft apart rather than 6 ft. Now I'm paying for it! No diseases on the trees, however the branches are growing into one another and the soil is being drained of necessary nutrients to support all these trees. I live in Greensboro, NC northeast where the water and soil is ""hard."" Need to find a reasonably priced tree firm to cut down about 12 of these trees.
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December 31, 2012
Fast delivery, every plant that arrived was healthy, disease free, and grew so fast it was incredible. Love Fast Growing Trees! Wonderul to do business with
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December 31, 2012
Great product I've had it 6 months now and growing great.
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December 31, 2012
Trees arrived and look amazing. Love that they are young but pretty filled-out already. Definitely not a skinny tree/big pot scenario. Shipping was quick and packaged very nicely. Thank you.
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December 31, 2012
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why turning brown in center what to do??
A shopper on Jun 5, 2014
Best Answer: Prune back any of the brown branches. If you see any visible bugs spray your trees with an organic pesticide. If you see signs of mildew or a fungus on the bark spray your tree with an organic fungicide.

Refer to the link below to make sure that your tree is getting the proper amount of sunlight, water and fertilizer.

http://www.plantingdirections.com/?s=leyland+cypress
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 13, 2014
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Do these Leland Cypress get bagworms or need spraying?
A shopper on Jun 3, 2014
Best Answer: haven't yet
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Have there been any diseases noted for the Leland Cypress in zone 7 ?
A shopper on Jun 3, 2014
Best Answer: I just planted my Leyland cypress in March and so far there doesn't appear to be any disease. In my area
there are many leyland's about and they all look great!
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how long do these cypress grow at 3 feet per year?
A shopper on May 30, 2014
Best Answer: Mine were just planted in the Fall, (September, 2013) so they are very small yet. I bought the one foot
size plant. We also had a very harsh and cold and wet winter here in Connecticut which actually turned some of the leaves brown. However, I am watering them and taking care of them as I know they can grow huge to 50 or so feet high. They are very hard trees and I really love them. Marla Walsh, Connecticut answer to this question.
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My trees are 10 years old. they have been turning brown, limbs are becoming droopy and brown needles are falling off. There are no bag worms. Thinning out more at the bottom.The needles cover the soil under the trees. 40 out of 80 look the way. do they need fertilier. or what suggestions do you recommend. This is the 3rd year that this has been noticeable?
larry h on Jul 1, 2014
Best Answer: I would rake the fallen needles away from underneath the tree, feed with Miracid fertilizer, cover the area with composted manure and then with mulch.
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trees are brown after winter dead ?
tom b on Jun 14, 2014
Best Answer: Brown foliage doesn't necessarily mean that a Leyland Cypress Tree is dead. Many factors could play into it. For example during a rough winter the trees will store their energy in their trunks and the tips will die off. Also the tree could need some fertilizer.
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Deer resistant?
A shopper on Jun 7, 2014
Best Answer: The Leyland Cypress Tree is Deer Resistant. However if a winter is cold enough and food is sparse pesky deer will eat anything.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 13, 2014
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Does this tree grow in a container in zone 4?
A shopper on Jun 16, 2014
Best Answer: Zone 4 is outside of the recommended growing zone for Leyland Cypress Trees. They require a lot of sunlight and aren't as cold hardy as the Emerald Green Thuja, or Thuja Green Giant. I would recommend looking into a cold hardier plant.
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can they take lots of shade?
Barb K on Jun 13, 2014
Best Answer: Your Leyland Cypress tree can tolerate shade, but will prefer to be in full sunlight.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 17, 2014
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Do you guys come out and plant them? I'm in Chicago ridge,il
Geohard123 on Jun 11, 2014
Best Answer: No, the trees are shipped to your location. Planting is up to the buyer.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 13, 2014
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when to plant?
insound on Jun 10, 2014
Best Answer: Plant soon before the summer heat sets in or towards the end of Summer and early Fall.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 13, 2014
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when is the best time to plant in zone 6?
Andy K on Jul 24, 2014
Best Answer: Hi Andy,
I feel that late April or early May is the best time to plant as it is not too hot. I would suggest late August early September as an alternative as hopefully the nights are getting cooler. Just remember to water frequently if it is hot during the day. Even though it is late in the season there is still enough warm weather left to help the tree to get established. Hope this helps.
Reply · Report · Gregory A on Jul 24, 2014
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How far away from a fence do i need to plant the Leyland Cypress?
Chris W on Jul 20, 2014
Best Answer: I have six trees and I planted them at least 2 feet from the fence. I have chain link so the trees won't be as restricted as they would with a block or wood fence
Reply · Report · gloria l on Jul 21, 2014
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Can I plant these in Sept? I planted all others in the spring, but really want a privacy fence to get started.
Keli R on Aug 17, 2014
Best Answer: Not knowing what zone you're in makes the answer a little more difficult but I would say you could plant them anytime as long as you use the right soil around them for adequate drainage. Use the planting mix offered by Fast-Growing trees to get thm o adapt as quickly as possible.
Reply (1) · Report · Richard G on Aug 17, 2014
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Can this Cypress be planted in a two foot high burm? Or should we plant behind the burm directly into the ground?
Vicky D on Jul 31, 2014
Best Answer: Enter an answer to this question.i have no experience planting in burms but do have experience with these trees. I think they can be planted anywhere as they are extremely hardy, resilient and exceptionally fast-growing. I would ensure that you water frequently the first week or so as well as fertilize. Also the lower branches tend to die off quickly which i would remove.
Reply · Report · Jeffrey P on Jul 31, 2014
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how high does the Leyland cypress tree get?
A shopper on Jul 14, 2014
Best Answer: We received these in great shape and was somewhat worried about planting them in the cold weather we had at the time they came to us so we planted them (each) in a gallon pot and placed them in a protected area until late may. We then planted them by our back fence and watered twice a week. They have come to attention and are as healthy as any plant in the yard. to answer the question, so far with the transplant and all, they have grown about four feet sine we got them. We are ordering four more to cover an adjacent area. When they are planted, we'll send a photo of these beautiful dense, swaying in the breeze, evergreens. I think the secret to fast, healthy growth is to keep the root system as they are shipped.
Reply · Report · Bill v on Jul 15, 2014
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What is the root system like?
Joe D on Jul 5, 2014
Best Answer: There is no taproot and the roots are close to the surface. In heavy winds, the Leyland Cypress could be dislarged. Also, the plant grows very quickly compared to its root system so stability is always a problem. They can, however, be uprighted and will survive quite well.
Reply · Report · Richard G on Jul 5, 2014
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how wide are the 5-6 ft h & 4-5 ft h?
albert b on Aug 14, 2014
Best Answer: I bought a 6' that was only a couple of feet wide. Leyland Cypresses grow very fast and expand out widthwise to the point that they shouldn't be planted closer than 7 or 8 feet to a border or another tree.
Reply · Report · John L on Aug 14, 2014
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Are the Leyland pictures here on your website pictures of trimmed or shaped Leylands or pictures of natural growth if left to grow freely?
A shopper on Jul 29, 2014
Best Answer: Our leland cypress trees came shaped fairly closely to the picture. We planted six, and they have turned brown already. I don't think they will come back. We asked a local tree farm about the plant, and they did not recommend the tree. They do not sell anymore due to problems with some sort of disease. I purchased the one year guarantee so hopefully I can get them replaced with something else if they not come back. So, talk to a local seller before finalizing your online purchase.
Reply · Report · Shelita B on Jul 29, 2014
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Didn't really realize the trees would grow soooooo tall so quickly. Would like to trim but not sure how to keep their shape but really want to shorten them. How do I do this?
A shopper on Jul 22, 2014
Best Answer: They ar tall growing trees. You can trim them They did well in Virginia so I am trying them in Illinois. They are very nice trees either planted by themselves or in rows. They grow quickly and in four years were taller than the house. I hope I have the same luck in Illinois. It is easy to trim them. Check with FG Trees.
Reply · Report · William M on Jul 24, 2014
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will they grow in clay soil?
Harvey G on Jul 15, 2014
Best Answer: I have clay soil here in Utah and the trees I planted have been doing okay, however, we had a big rain storm and some have turned a slight yellow. Decided not to water for a few days and see if that helps. Water has a heck of
a time getting through clay soil and we had 1.75 inches in 1 hour.
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How tall do they grow?
PaulH on Jun 30, 2014
Best Answer: I would say they have grown about a foot taller since we planted them at the end of October 2013. Very hardy and beautiful trees. I like them better than the green Thuja trees we purchased 3 years ago.
Buna, Texas.
Reply · Report · B G on Jul 1, 2014
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I live in zone 6B and lost some shrubs in the bed bordering the front of my house in this very cold winter. Anxious for a replacement that will grow quickly to fill in with mature landscaping, how will a leyland cypress do in this bed in zone 6b?
A shopper on Jun 1, 2014
Best Answer: I live in zone 9B but the Leyland cypress grows well in a multiple of zones. I would buy the larger size as it takes a little while (6 months) to adapt but once it does it grows quite rapidly. You just have to be certain that you want such a massive hedge in your front yard, not wide but tall. It needs very little care and is very drought tolerant. Good luck. The product comes delivered in great shape and ready to grow.
Reply · Report · Richard G on Jun 1, 2014
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The tips of the needle on my Leyland cypress are turning white. What does that mean?
A shopper on Jul 31, 2014
Best Answer: This sounds like it could be a fungus. Submit a photo to our team and a plant expert will review it to be sure. To treat the fungus prune your branches back past the white areas. Make the cut at a 45 degree angle facing upwards to promote new growth. Then spray your tree with a fungicide.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 1, 2014
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Do you have larger trees? ... I am interested in 5 ft trees
A shopper on Jul 26, 2014
Best Answer: We often carry larger trees. Unfortunately our 4 to 5 foot size and 5 to 6 foot size in this tree is currently on back order until further notice.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 28, 2014
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How long is the guarantee after purchase?
Laura on Jul 13, 2014
Best Answer: This depends on if your added the optional one year warranty to your order or not. Please refer to the link below for details about our guarantee.

http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/Guarantee.htm
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 16, 2014
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What is the life expectancy for this cypress? My neighbor has mutilated my cypresses branchless to the trunks on one side (his) and another neighbor told me they won't live more than 20 years. Will they recover?
Carol M on Jul 13, 2014
Best Answer: Leyland Cypress Trees do have a life span of 20 years. They respond very well to being pruned, and should recover just fine.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 16, 2014
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if available what is the cost for a 6ft bush?
Rod T on Jul 11, 2014
Best Answer: The currently largest size for the Leyland Cypess Tree is the 4 to 5 ft size. It's currently 32% off making the price $81.57. This deal ends at Midnight.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 14, 2014
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is this bush available in 6 ft size?
A shopper on Jul 11, 2014
Best Answer: No. The largest size we carry is the 5 to 6 ft, and it's currently on back order.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 14, 2014
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What season should trim them in height?
Joann B on Jul 10, 2014
Best Answer: It's best to trim the height in the early Spring.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 14, 2014
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Why do you not ship to Arizona? We are located near Prescott, AZ 86305, zone 6 according to our local nursery, at an elevation of 5,000 feet.
Larry P on Jun 22, 2014
Best Answer: Arizona has agricultural laws put in place that prevent us from shipping Leyland Cypress Trees there.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 25, 2014
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When is the best time to Plant Leland Cyprus Trees in Zone 6? ..Ive been told the fall.
Alisa M on Aug 21, 2014
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Yes... Your Leyland Cypress can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.