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Growing Zones: 6-10 outdoors



Growing Zones 6-10 outdoors
This plant is recommended for zones: 6-10 outdoors
(green area above)

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

30-40 ft.

Mature Width:

6-10 ft.

Sunlight:

Full - Partial

Drought Tolerance:

Moderate

Botanical Name:

Murray X Cypress

Does Not Ship To:

AZ

The nation's toughest privacy tree

Murray Cypress trees are an improved cypress variety that puts the competition to shame by being extremely pest and disease resistant as well as drought tolerant.

In areas with scorching heat and humidity where other cypress varieties fail, the Murray Cypress thrives. Plus, it has stronger branches that stand up to snow and ice. The Murray Cypress can even handle strong gusts of cold, harsh winter winds. 

Their dense foliage even acts as a windscreen, and will put a stop to strong winter blasts. A few well-placed Murray Cypress trees will protect your home and other more sensitive plants from frigid winds.

With a growth rate of up to four feet per year Murray Cypresses quickly spring up in the landscape and stand up to harsh elements. They’re a great choice for planting because they are incredibly low maintenance and grow in a variety of poor soils. 

Murray Cypresses soar to heights of 30 to 40 feet tall and grow to be about 6 to 10 feet wide. They are large evergreens that will add year around beauty to the landscape. Your friends and neighbors will love admiring the Murray Cypress’s green, soft and textured foliage.

The Murray Cypress is perfect for areas with limited space because they respond extremely well to being pruned and shaped. You’ll have no trouble keeping your Murray Cypress trees at the height you require.  For this reason they are often grown as hedges.

If planted about five feet apart their thick, dense foliage will grow together to create a solid, living privacy wall. Murray Cypresses are perfect for planting in rows around the edges of properties to keep nosey neighbors from peering into your yard and home. 





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Love my Murray Cypress
I received this 4'-5' Cypress well packaged, and pleasantly surprised at the height and fullness. Just planted it a couple weeks ago, but looks very hardy with no browning with a deep green color. Looking forward to enjoying this years to come. Have very much enjoyed ordering from Fast-Growing Trees this year!
September 5, 2016
GA
Purchased
3 months ago
Growing Zone:
8
Growth Rate
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Tender
 
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Great Choice
Planted a 4' Murray Cypress tree and it looks great! Grows an average of an 1" per week since mid August with the Root Rocket Fertilizer and Organic Soil mix. Great choice for my building complex new garden.
Planted a 4' Murray Cypress tree and it looks great!
Planted a 4' Murray Cypress tree and it looks great!
September 21, 2016
Woodsdie, NY
Purchased
3 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
Only 1 month since planting
I live in Southern California in the desert where temp is 103-105 degrees in the summer months of July and August. Planted 4 Thuja trees and two died, 1 grew almost 4 feet in 4 months (which has green new growth but original growth is yellowing and browning now....hope it makes it) and one has not grown more than a few inches but is real green and gets partial shade in the afternoon. Decided to try the Murray Cypress to see if more hardy in hot summer. Only 1 month since planting Murray Cypress in last week in August. Too soon to tell. Thought I might try to get them started in cooler weather rather than planting in late spring like I did with Thuja.
September 14, 2016
Bakersfield, CA
Purchased
3 months ago
Growing Zone:
9
Initial Thoughts
It's too early to know anything. The plants seemed healthy when we received them. I planted them right away. Give me a year to see how they grow.
June 18, 2016
Fort Myers, FL
Purchased
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
10

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Murray Cypress



Step 1: Dig Your Hole


Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Murray Cypress .

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.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant


Next, separate the roots of your Murray 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 Murray Cypress again after the transplant is complete.


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needed tree to grow in zone 10
louise c on Aug 19, 2016
My old tree fallen, quick grow
JOSE MANUEL S on Apr 13, 2016
needed tree to grow in zone 10
louise c on Aug 19, 2016
I already have one murray cypress and I love the look.
gene c on Apr 17, 2016
My old tree fallen, quick grow
JOSE MANUEL S on Apr 13, 2016
I already have one murray cypress and I love the look.
gene c on Apr 17, 2016
Can this tree be trimmed to keep the spread smaller?
Pam S on Apr 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can trim it to your desired height.
How far to the roots go out. Do they have shallow or deep roots usually?
michboddy on Apr 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The roots will grow 6-10 feet out. They have tap roots so they will grow down then out.
does the Murray cypress do best with acid or alkaline soils. ??? My soil where I intend to plant is rocky and porus with a fair amount of sandy quality to it... they call it "hard pan" so I probably need to bring in bagged soil from the nursery to plant them in...so would I need to be concerned it the added planting soil was more acid or alkaline or neutral. ??
Norm M on Oct 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They prefer acidic or Alkaline soil, they will adapt to your natural soil, even if it is sandy or heavy in clay. Just be sure that your soil is well draining.

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