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Leyland Cypress

Cupressus × leylandii

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Leyland Cypress Planting Mix

Helps your Leyland Cypress get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

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. 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.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

DIEHARD Transplant

Growing Zones: 6-10
(hardy down to 0℉)

Growing Zones 6-10
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

40-60 ft.

Mature Width:

20-25 ft.


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8-10 ft.

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Botanical Name:

Cupressus × leylandii

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America's Most Planted Privacy Tree!

- 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 8 ft. apart for a privacy hedge or further apart for a spacious property border.

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.

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Customer Reviews

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So far so good.
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.
September 23, 2014
Seminole, FL
over 3 years ago
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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
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
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,
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
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.
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
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.
January 1, 2013
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!!
January 1, 2013

Planting & Care

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

Leyland Cypress Planting Diretions 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. Planting & Care

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Growth rate and evergreen
John P on Sep 19, 2017
We've had Leyland Cypress before and they were wonderful trees.
Betsey P B on Sep 16, 2017
Growth rate and evergreen
John P on Sep 19, 2017
Fast growing, evergreen, privacy!
Carol N on Sep 16, 2017
We've had Leyland Cypress before and they were wonderful trees.
Betsey P B on Sep 16, 2017
Gary S on Sep 13, 2017
beautiful tree and we want to replace trees we removed from our property
Patricia R on Sep 12, 2017
Bought 5-6' trees, gets full sun & watered, but does not grow as fast as stated.
shirley b on Aug 26, 2017
James R on Aug 15, 2017
Have enjoyed one leyland for many years...neighbor has many leylands.
John H on Aug 14, 2017
Good price trees , as well as those trees are growing fast , and looks nice .
ilan y on Aug 13, 2017
Like the other trees in my purchase, this was recommended by my friends mother. She says they are great trees and the ones she's received have been on the taller end of the sizes she's ordered. I sure hope my experience is the same. Really looking forward to a great experience with Fast Growing Trees 🌲 Certainly am excited.
MATTHEW G. on Aug 13, 2017
fast growing and good privacy tree
kathleen p on Aug 13, 2017
needed privacy from neighbor
Jon S on Aug 13, 2017
Privacy, fast-growing, drought resistant, grows in many climates. 1 Year guarantee was appealing especially since I've had issues with other tree companies. After following all recommendations, I had to fight to get partial credit. The tree was less than 4 months old.
Dorothy B on Aug 12, 2017
Privacy border.
Elena D on Aug 9, 2017
Bought them on the past.
Richard R on Aug 4, 2017
Philip C on Aug 1, 2017
For Privacy alon thee side of our yard
Peter P on Jul 29, 2017
For Privacy
Bryan M on Jul 25, 2017
Need fast growing and good coverage with something that doesn't drop its leaves in the winter so chose this cypress.
Trish P on Jul 25, 2017
Good price for much needed home privacy
Robert and Mindy N on Jul 24, 2017
Fast growing
Joseph P on Jul 23, 2017
I chose this item to plant a privacy hedge between my property and an inconsiderate neighbor. The value was good and I have time to wait for the trees to become mature.
Maureen B on Jul 23, 2017
I purchased these trees to provide a privacy barrier between my property and the neighbor behind me. I purchased a total of 11 and planted them in two rows with 10 ft between each plant in a row and approximately 7-8 feet on each diagonal. From what I have read, in a couple of years, I should have a full wall of green. Eventually, they will get to approximately 30 feet based on the distance I have planted them from one another.
Wendy B on Jul 14, 2017
They are thick fast growing thick privacy trees which will eventually provide the privacy we need
Nelda V on Jul 12, 2017
Diversify my yard
David C on Jul 12, 2017
To cover up traffic noise and unsightly county street lights. Have spent several years making up my mind. looking forward to the 2 trres. After taking down a few pines will order 2 more.
patti w on Jul 8, 2017
Great tree for privacy and deer do not eat them.
Teresa C on Jun 30, 2017
Good for fencing a large percel of land.
Olufemi A on Jun 26, 2017
Ease of ordering from a phone was great . Planting info was readily available, along with additional info about each type of teee. Now to see what shape they are in upon arrival
Brian C on Jun 25, 2017
To provide a privacy screen along my side fence line between my neighbor's house and mine.
Ryan B on Jun 23, 2017
Great fast growing privacy screens
Fussy Bucket on Jun 23, 2017
Found on internet search. Looking for cypress leylandii reasonable price
Thomas C on Jun 17, 2017
I'm hoping this works in a relatively narrow spot between homes that I need some screening from the 2nd floor of the n'bors with a direct line of site to the pool.
AMY H on Jun 12, 2017
Would like to form a large hedge between road & my barn & horse field.
Gary B on Jun 12, 2017
We were looking for a fast growing hedge that will last, this seems to fit our needs.
Adelbert S on Jun 3, 2017
I have several shrubs of this type thought it would be lovely to continue around the yard.
Lucille B on Jun 1, 2017
I need to put in some trees to give a screen from new neighborhood being developed behind me. I had woods behind me for over 20 years, and now townhomes are being put in. The builder will not put in any trees to buffer, so I have to do it myself
mary ellen g on May 30, 2017
We are going to see how these 2 do as we would like to purchase more for privacy
Cheryl F on May 29, 2017
fast growing privacy
william f on May 29, 2017
Fast growing, easy care, privacy tree
David L on May 28, 2017
I want a fast growing tree with a wide spread for privacy.
Kathy F on May 28, 2017
The reviews were very good on this tree. Seems to be just what I'm looking for.
John E on May 21, 2017
Deborah M on May 21, 2017
Because of the drought tolerant and good fence line coverage
Peter P on May 20, 2017
Bought them to block the view of a house that will eventually be built next door.
Susan H on May 20, 2017
I want a fast growing privacy screen.
Rose C on May 20, 2017
Nosey neighbors...
Joy H on May 18, 2017
Privacy fence
Rosemary R on May 14, 2017
I picked the Leyland Cypress Trees for the fast growing and the privacy.
Debbie B on May 13, 2017
using for privacy
Vincent r on May 12, 2017
Fast growing, evergreen, privacy!
Carol N on Sep 16, 2017
Gary S on Sep 13, 2017
how far apart do you plant making a wall around yard?
A shopper on Sep 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Since these trees can grow upwards of 60 feet, 8-10 feet apart is tight enough to let them expand and interlock just fine. You can go closer if u plan to retard their growth.
Is planting cypress near houses dangerous for foundations?
Robin J on Feb 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, the Leyland Cypress do not have invasive roots. I would plant 12-15 feet away from foundations.
watering small plants in cold temps?
A shopper on Oct 22, 2014
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.
how long do these cypress grow at 3 feet per year?
A shopper on May 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: At an immature age they will only grow about 1 foot per year... They need to become established before the rapid growth kicks in... around year 3.
can they take lots of shade?
Barb K on Jun 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: If you want them to grow as they should, they should have full sun. We planted about 15 and there are 3 that get some shade and they were stunted.
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.
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. 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.
Have wetland area will this tree grow in it. Has standing water?
michael c on May 14, 2015
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.
How do they do in high winds? We get quite a bit of wind in the fall and spring. Consistent 10-15 MPH and gusts up to 25.
Aeklund on Feb 1, 2015
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
How far in diameter does the root system extend?
Shonet B on May 11, 2017
How wide apart should they be planted to form good screen if they get only morning sun?
charlie on Oct 14, 2014
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.
What is the lifespan of a Leyland Cypress tree? I hope it's longer then 15 years. I planted 3 of them in spring of 2008 and they are over 2 stories high and look great.
ELYSE G on May 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The life span is 20-25 years.
How far away from a fence do i need to plant the Leyland Cypress?
Chris W on Jul 20, 2014
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.
Will they grow in clay soil?
Harvey G on Jul 15, 2014
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.
How close can I plant these to an in ground pool?
Mark R on Jul 26, 2015
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.
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: All evergreens can be trimmed, however the Leyland cypress tend to grow that conical shape naturally, and the ones in our pictures have not been pruned.
Are the roots of the Leyland Cypress invasive and do they break concrete foundations?
A shopper on Sep 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We have not had any issues with roots
Will this tree invade our pond if we plant them 10 feet from it?
michele r on Mar 3, 2017
Are Leyland cypress trees deer resistant?
Duane C on Feb 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They are rarely damaged by deer. Please keep in mind if they get hungry enough they will eat anything.
Can i plant the cypress in a planter box which is 5 feet and 16 inches wide x 3 feet high and if yes how many?
Danny J on Jul 16, 2015
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.
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.
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: Once you shorten them you'll need a new leader for them o grow any higher. Shortening them will stunt their vertical growth for a long time. Trimming around them is not a problem.
I live in the high desert (Lucerne Valley, Ca), how would they do in that area?
Karen P on May 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Leyland are thirsty trees. Arizona Cypress are beautiful and after watering your first summer you never have to water the Arizona C again.
Is it okay to plant in fall?
A shopper on Aug 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Early Fall - they need time to root. September should be good. I am in Ohio and the weather gurus are predicting another rough one similar to last year.
I used a mix of vermiculite, sweet peat, peat moss and fresh top soil mixed in with the dirt from the hole making the hole a little bigger than recommended to give them every opportunity. I would also recommend doing a burlap screen in a windy area for winter. Mine are thriving and have shown growth.
Are they safe for horses?
m t on Sep 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Unfortualey the Leyland Cypress's are toxic to horses.
I have 6 Leland cypress trees about 2 1/2 years old. can they be transplanted?
A shopper on Sep 24, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can transplant the Leyland cypress, just be sure not to disturb roots when digging them up. And transplanting usually is best in the late fall or early spring.
What time of year is good to plant I live in eastern Washington state where winters are cold and usally lots of snow?
Paul h on Sep 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Use the zone guide to find your planting time. There is a zone guide to show a map of the united States with a zone 7, your zone number will tell you when you need to plant. Generally speaking it's anytime there isnt going to ne a freeze in the spring.
Can they grow in southern NH ?
Anthony R on Jul 18, 2016
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 live in a zone 8 it rains a lot and is very cloudy would this tree grow well?
Karen B on Nov 1, 2015
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 planted 4 of these trees in September. They seem to be doing well, but I'm worried about the cold weather ahead. We live in zone 6, and this week we are supposed to get hit with temps around ZERO (F). Is there anything I can do to protect the trees?
John M on Dec 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would worry about the zero degrees. If your Leylands are small enough cover them wit the thickest cloth you can use without major distortion to your trees. Plastic is good insulation but you cant put them in contact with trees.
If your Leylands dont make it, check into Arizona cypress replacements. I think they are more cold tolerant and definately more drought tolerant. Arizona cypress are slower growers, but have a nice blueish green color. Good luck.

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