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.
• 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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