I recently planted 15 Leyland Cypress trees from another source. I lost 6 out of 15 so far in growing zone 10 Florida. I purchased 1 Leyland Cypress from Fast-Growing Trees to see if there is a quality difference. It seems that there is, as this tree appears to be doing quite well and looks very healthy. I would trust this source, I have purchased 3 different varieties of trees and Bamboo and so far I am very satisfied.
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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!!
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.
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!
Since they are in the ground for only a few months it's hard to tell how they are doing and it's winter now. But they look good nice and green. The only complaint I have is the way they were shipped in long cardboard boxes . The fed ex guy was just throwing them off the truck until I stopped him and gently took them off the truck fortunately only one was a little damaged on its bark it seems to be doing ok though .
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
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
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
I live in zone 6 and bought 41 Leyland Cypress last year due to the exceptionally cold and long winter none of them made it from severe winter burn. They were well package and beautiful when I first got them we just had too hard of a winter. Fast Growing trees stood by the 1 yr guarantee. I purchased some shrubs for my new house. am replacing the cypress with thuja-green giants.
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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
I had 16 trees shipped from the SE coast clear across the country to Western Washington (Fed Ex)! All of them Arrived in very good condition. These trees were two to four feet tall. They were planted in April and continue to do very well (late July) despite an unusually hot and dry spring and summer up here in the Pacific Northwest! I am very happy with the overall experience so far and look forward to the near future when these trees provide the screen between our yard and our neighbors!
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.
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
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
lovely alternate to a spruce or fir tree in SW Florida
From a distance, looking like sturdy "Christmas" trees, Leylands are a feathery and graceful and very welcome substitute in the subtropics. They grow and fan out pretty fast after the first several months. I am so proud of them too, as they really stand out down here--- where you mostly see palm trees, fruit-bearing flora and flowering shrubs.
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.
Order two trees, after two weeks or so, it was clear that one was not going to live. It seemed to originally have had a smaller root ball than the other and maybe that is why it did not take. I called the company and was happily surprised that they sent out a new tree immediately at no cost. The new tree is doing well. Both trees are in full sun and we water regularly. The soil condition is not the best, but they are doing very well. Growing slowly right now, but maintaining a good color with no brown or yellow leaves. Would buy from them again if we need anything else as the customer service and quality are excellent.
I am taking care of it watered every day for a week. Just hoping it will be a tree for a long time. So i see what happens i about to lose 2 more trees so if this one does good i might have to order 2 more. So we will see what the new tree does the rest of the year and the new year in 2016.
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.
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.
It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your 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.
we chose the Leyland Cypress because we needed some privacy in our yard. The neighbor has some, and we watched them grow 3-4 feet a year with no maintenance other than watering them to get them established.
I purchased 2 Leyland Cypress trees from Fast Growing Trees in May 2016 (3 months ago) These trees are great!. I received an email they were on sale and had to order more for my backyard landscape. I ordered 10 more. Excited to receive them! Great company and I love how great they are cared for when packaged and shipped.
I purchased these trees to add to previous trees I purchased from Fast Growing Trees and grow a large hedge across my back yard to hide neighbors yard behind us. Fast Growing Trees has been an excellent resource and I will continue to purchase from them. I live in Florida and have no idea where they are, but they definitely stand behind their trees and the shipping and packaging is amazing!
Best Answer:If the ground is not frozen and a week has gone by without rain, sleet, snow, that's your clue. So water your new evergreens now provide enough moisture to the root zone now to get them through the winter.
Best Answer:If less than 1/3 of the tree died you can cut the dead branches back to where it is green and they should come back. If there is no disease, it is probably water causing the die back, especially in winter; windy conditions will aggravate the problem, too. Water them once or twice a month in winter if you have no rain, and mulch out past the drop line of the branches to also help hold moisture at the roots.
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. They also grow too big to be a good container subject, maturing to 40-60 feet tall and as much as 20-30 feet wide when grown in the ground. I would recommend looking into a cold hardier plant that will grow in the ground fro you area, or else a much smaller, slower growing evergreen to grow in a container.
Best Answer:It will not do very well in standing water. Not many evergreens will tolerate that. I would suggest a Willow Hybrid as it will do well there, but keep in mind it is not an evergreen. It still will provide you with great privacy year round and grows very quickly.
Best Answer:These trees have a relatively small root system when they are young, so will need to be staked for the first year or two; however, when they are established, if they are grown close together in a windrow on 6 to 8 foot centers, they make an excellent wind barrier and visual screen
Best Answer:To form a dense privacy screen quickly, you can plant your Leylands 6 feet apart. In five years, they should be starting to have all the space between trees filled in. They do mature to a large tree, 40-60 feet tall and 20-30 feet wide eventually, so if you don't mind waiting, you can plant them 8 or 10 feet apart. You should know that these trees like a lot of sun, so if they get less than 6-8 hours of sun a day, they will grow more slowly and their branches will be less dense.
It says on the ordering area, but I did mine 10 feet and already in 5 months, while still only 4-5 feet I can see it was smart. They do not look as if the picture will be how they turn out, they will be wider for sure. Healthy, only lost one.....
Best Answer:In 5-7 years, these trees will be 8-12 feet wide, and they keep growing to mature at 10-12 years to 20 or even 30 feet wide, depending on growing conditions. If you don't mind the branches going over the fence, you can plant your trees 6-8 feet from the fence. If you want the trees to not encroach on the fence in 10 years, you should plant them 12-15 feet from the fence.
Best Answer:Leyland Cypress is tolerant of a wide range of soils including clay, but especially when they are young, they need good drainage. If you have hard clay, dig the hole a foot or two deeper and 2-3 feet wider than the root ball and back-fill the hole with the clay you dug out, well mixed with organic matter (1/2 clay, 1/2 composted leaves). Be sure to plant the Leyland with the soil surface in the pot at the same level as the soil surface in the ground, and cover the planting area with 4 inches of mulch, keeping the area around the trunk free of mulch for about 4-6 inches. The mulch will deter weeds which compete for water and nutrients with the shallow roots of the Leyland, and also help conserve moisture.
Best Answer:This tree grows to 40-60 feet high and 25 feet wide when it is mature; even at 5 years, it will be 20-25 feet tall and 10 feet wide. It will grow smaller in a container, of course, but just one will fill your large container in just a couple of years and out grow it in 5-6 years. There are many evergreens that grow smaller that would look good in your large planter box that you could also consider - Thuja Emerald Green, Juniper Wichita Blue, or Little Gem Magnolia. You could also plant maybe 3 Sky Pencil Hollies and fill in with perennials or annuals to trail over the edge.
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.
Best Answer:At the start the 5-6 ft and 4-5 ft could be approx 18-24" wide at the base to start. They tend to grow taller than wider here at first because we row grow, and they reach for the sun. Once planted they are fast growers and will fill out quickly.
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.
If you want to keep the pointed, pyramidal shape, you should start pruning when the tree is young. You will need to maintain a main stem as leader at the top, or your trees will get a flat top. If the hedge is already more than the height you want it, you can cut the top back to slightly below where you want the height to be, and let it fill in, but you will have a flat-topped hedge. You will have to keep cutting it back to keep it this height, and to keep it neat looking. You can shear the top and sides 2-3 times a year during the growing season (spring through late summer) to for a formal look, but you will need to be sure you keep the bottom wider than the top (an A shape) so the bottom branches have sunlight. Otherwise, the trees' bottoms will be leggy and rather bare looking.
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.
Best Answer:Leyland Cypresses mature to a height of 40-60 feet and 25 feet wide, though they will grow smaller if planted close together in a hedge. Its roots are shallow, and will spread further than the foliage does. To make sure the roots stay clear of your pool, you should plant them 20 feet from your pool.
Best Answer:I am not a trained tree specialist, but if they can grow in the heat and climate of Florida, I would think, based on the 12 I purchased from Fast Growing trees, that they would do extremely well in your climate. They don't grow as tall or wide or as fast as everyone on the internet says they will and I fertilize 2 x annually. Expect that 10% of your trees will die within a month, but Fast Growing trees will work with you, but now they require the insurance. Water them every day for 1 month, that seemed to help
I i live in plymouth ma and they are growing and are actually pretty harty they survied that 110 inch of snow we had 2 years ago and are growing fine. I do wish they would grow faster but they are about triple their size in 2 years
Best Answer:They love rain. Should do well as long as drainage is good I live on the Texas panhandle and those that get shade in the hottest part of the day are thriving while the ones in full sun are struggling. They should love the rain and cloudy days. Good luck
I live in coastal zone 8 with very sandy soil. These trees did very well at first, but we had a lot of rain, and they started to turn yellow. Only two out of four are left. I would not recommend them for this kind of soil.
Hey Robert. My guess is that they would do well. I live in Los Angeles. I planted 3 of these. One gets sun most of the day and two others are partially shaded by a Gazebo for half the day with only the top third getting sun all day. The partially shaded trees are growing MUCH faster than the full sun one. I assume that's because the soil around the shaded trees are holding water longer. Regarding growth rate- I bought them at 4-5' and the first year I didn't see much growth but the 2nd year they have taken off. The partial shade tree is now at about 9-10'. The full sun tree is closer to 7' Hope this helps!
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