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Murray Cypress

Murray X Cypress

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Murray Cypress Planting Mix

Helps your Murray 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 outdoors
(hardy down to 0℉)

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

Mature Height:

30-40 ft.

Mature Width:

6-10 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


5-10 ft

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Murray X Cypress

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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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Customer Reviews

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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
1 year ago
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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
1 year ago
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We are very wet October to April – our 32 planted last year are looking great this year
August 30, 2017
1 year ago
We ordered these for privacy along our driveway and all but one seem to be making it. I think they might be growing a bit after being in the ground a mere month! The one that is brown and struggling I hope turns around.
August 19, 2017
1 month ago
Arrived in good condition/Rather Small
As with most of the items I received, I think the 7 Murrays I ordered were on the small size, but what most concerns me is the lack of foliage (on these and all the other trees I received). What is there seems healthy, so we'll wait and see just how quickly they develop.
July 27, 2017
3 months ago
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
1 year ago
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I bought 12 trees and they are all dying. Im so frustrated because they said it can withstand heat, etc. I do not know what else to do. I wanted them to start growing into the start of a privacy wall.
July 26, 2017
3 months ago
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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
1 year ago
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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.

Questions & Answers

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Found these Cypress while browsing your web site.
Louise C on Sep 19, 2017
Wind breaker
Amy C on Jul 12, 2017
Found these Cypress while browsing your web site.
Louise C on Sep 19, 2017
I love the way they look
john m on Jul 16, 2017
Wind breaker
Amy C on Jul 12, 2017
adds privacy to yard
Aline H on Jul 6, 2017
growth rate, hardiness, price...
Bennett G on Jun 5, 2017
privacy, wind block
T H on Jun 1, 2017
will use as privacy wall
Rosemary R on May 14, 2017
Privacy; size; fast growth.
Beverly G on May 9, 2017
size, shape
RUBY M on Apr 19, 2017
Evergreen for all year color. Hardy rating.
Katrina C on Apr 18, 2017
Chose these trees(2) for use at the entry for symmetrical balance on either side of the walkway and for easy care,
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 love the way they look
john m on Jul 16, 2017
adds privacy to yard
Aline H on Jul 6, 2017
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.
I need to create a screen between hydrangeas and a fence that isn't tall enough to provide complete privacy. So I need to know if this cypress could--with proper pruning--work as a narrow wall. Also, what growth rate can I expect from Murray Cypress in zone 7?
Miriam H on Jun 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can prune the Murray Cypress and once established in the ground they can grow up to 4 feet per year.
How fast does the murray cypress grow?
Franklin on Feb 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Enter an I Chose the Murray Cypress tree; It was declared an improved variety being extremely pest / disease resistant and drought tolerant. Middle Georgia is an area with scorching heat and humidity an environment which it said the Murray Cypress may thrive. Said to have a fast growth rate of 4'/year, dense, and tolerates partial shade. I have a small backyard 40'x60', planting them along the back for privacy, wind, and noise barrier, and a Dark Green backdrop for the Rose of Sharon's planted in front of them . I planted it last August (2015), it survived the mild winter well, and exploded with growth this spring by about a foot. Just ordered another to fill in areas- a very hardy tree.answer to this question.
Are murray cypress hardy in zone 6? We have lake effect snow
Mikenzy M on Jun 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Fast Growing Trees website says good from zones 6-10 (Hardy down to 0*). 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. the new Murray variety is also an excellent choice, no matter where you live. Better selections for cooler climates would recommend Thuja Green Giant, or in very cold areas, the cold-resistant Emerald Green Arborvitae.
Will this grow well in heavy clay soil?
novice g on Aug 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Description indicated that it grows in a variety of poor soils. I live in Middle Georgia, clay soil- maybe not as heavy as yours, but When I planted, I also mixed in a half bag of Top Soil that contained Peat moss. Planted last August, It has been 1 year and is doing great. Really took off this past spring, and probably grew 1 1/2 feet this year in partial shade. I lightly fertilize it this past spring.
How far away should these be planted from a brick fence for a privacy wall?
Leigh M on Jun 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I planted mine about 7 feet from the fence last year allowing it to expand at the base. I'm in the southern California in the central valley where it gets fairly hot (112 degrees today) and it seems to be surviving so far. I plated it about 6 feet away from the cypress beside it and overlap each other as it matures so that I will have a visual shield from my neighbor next door. Hope that helps
What time of the year is best to plant these trees?
Privacy Seeker on Feb 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Since the Murray Cypress is an evergreen Tree you can plant them anytime of year as long as you are able to dig a hole in the ground.
Does the root system have any effect on watering systems?
paul a on Jul 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: My trees are only a year old and 8-10 feet tall, but so far I don't anticipate any problems with my sprinklers.
Can this be planted near a pond as a privacy fence?
Jessi m on Jul 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I planted my near a canal for that purpose. I'm pleased with the choice.
How long do the Murray's live? My landscaper tells me the Lelands have an average life span in the city of 20-25 years. Thanks!
Renee on Mar 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We just planted our baby murrays, so I can't yet tell you their lifespan. However, we planted baby Lelands that eventually grew to 18- 20 feet and are still thriving beautifully 20 years later in our former TN home. Because we are now in FL, we chose the Murrays hoping they will do as well.
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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