Growing Zones: 6-10 outdoors(hardy down to 0℉) 6-10 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 40-60 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 20-25 ft.
- Full Sun
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America's Most Popular Privacy Tree!
The Leyland Cypress is America's most planted privacy tree for a reason.
For starters, this amazing tree grows up to 3 to 5 feet each year, boasts feathery soft, lush foliage, and is drought tolerant. Strength and beauty in one? Check.
Well-known for their iconic columnar silhouettes, Leyland Cypresses grow very fast and thicken to create a solid wall. And their artfully-textured foliage is soft to the touch - no unpleasant thorns or prickly leaves. Plus, it stays green year-round, giving you complete privacy.
And though your Leyland Cypress grows rapidly, it's easily pruned to your desired shape and height. But even without trimming, your Leyland Cypress trees will grow in a uniform, symmetrical shape that gives you a dense, living wall.
Best of all, these fast growers are adaptable to a variety of soils and conditions, even sandy and clay. Space your Leylands 8 feet apart for a privacy hedge, or farther apart for a spacious property border. Either way, you'll have hardy, vibrant trees that will give you the fastest growth possible.
For the quickest privacy, you can still order from our limited supply of taller Leyland Cypress Trees. Luxuriant, low-maintenance beauty for your landscape. Does it get any better than that? Order your own today!
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- Leyland Cypress
Overpriced and undersized - do not buy!
We purchased 10 of these in the largest size available (6-7') in fall 2017. Although the trees were 6'+ they were very skinny and frail. We planted and property fertilized, however we lost 3 of the trees within 12 months. Luckily we purchased the warranty, however I am reluctant to re-purchase and waste another growing season on the product from this company. Unfortunately the warranty is only good for 12 months and I'm afraid the remaining 7 trees aren't looking great and may be lost this year. Do not waste your time purchasing these unless you're only looking for saplings as these are undersized and overpriced compared to the competition.
We're so sorry that your trees weren't as full as you had hoped! They are young trees and are also pruned to promote fuller growth within 1-2 seasons. Our trees are also row grown so they do tend to grow tall first and then fill out as they mature. We're always here to help with concerns when your plants arrive so definitely reach out to us so we can help!
Our order of 25 Leyland Cypress was delivered quickly. The trees were in very good shape. I would order trees again.
So we recently ordered a 10 pack of leyland cypress, when they finally arrived the box was crushed and looked like it had been halfway around the world. Half of the plants had lost all of they're dirt and it was rolling around inside the box. We expected slightly larger specimens, they were barely 10-12 inches tall. Will be lucky if half of them survive after what they went through. Went to wal-mart.com, clicked on garden center, they too had the Leyland. Ordered 4 plants just to see test quality, plants arrived in 3-4 days, picked up at the store to save a little $$. They were less that the fast growing brand, 2-3 times larger in size...2-3 quart to be exact, beautifully packaged in they're own box per plant. For only just over $13 a piece. So I just ordered 10 more from Walmart.com. You can keep your over priced under sized nursery stock but that was it for me!!!
We're so sorry to hear that your plants weren't completely satisfactory! We're going to reach out to you privately and help get this experience turned around for you.
Nice trees. Packaged well for a good start on growth. I have had them for about a month & still looking good!
DEER WILL DESTROY YOUR NEW LEYLAND EVERGREEN TREES OF ANY KIND -- PROTECT THEM
So very sad and disappointed to report after spending hundreds of dollars here my new LEYLAND CYPRESS trees are being pushed out of their holes stripped of their branches and the bark eaten. DIY liuqid deer repellent I had to make in response is not working for long. Now I have to find and hire a laborer to build cages for them. Be forewarned as I've learned ALL young evergreens are deer food especially in winter months when pregnant does eat them for food. Cage all your evergreens even if they are reported to be deer resistant. So not true. Maybe at maturity not now.
Planting & Care
The Leyland Cypress is a fast growing ever-green tree most commonly recognized for it's thick, bushy fir and classical conical shape; it's not hard to see why the Leyland Cypress is a popular choice around the holiday season. However, the Leyland Cypress also thrives in California's Central Valley and has come to be very useful in other areas of horticulture. The Leyland Cypress has been shown to reduce allergenic symptoms when placed in a persons environment and are particularly durable trees which lend themselves to creating privacy in the home.
Seasonal information: Leyland Cypress is a rapid growing conifer averaging three or more feet per year. Its rapid growth makes this tree ideal for hedges, windbreaks, and Christmas tree production. Its overall vigor makes this tree very easy to grow all year round.
Choosing a location: Leyland Cypress grow to heights of 50 feet with a canopy that can spread out to about 25 feet. If you want a taller hedge, screen or windbreak, young trees should be spaced at least 25 feet apart. If you're growing a hedge, a space of 8 to 10 feet between trees is ideal. It will take about five to seven years for the space between the trees to fill.
1) To plant a Leyland Cypress, dig a planting hole twice the size of the root ball and as deep as the soil in the container.
2) Scarify the sides of the planting hole with a pitchfork or shovel.
3) Center the tree in the planting hole and back fill with soil.
4) Create a watering ring around the perimeter of the planting hole (this helps divert water to the outer roots).
5) Mulch with at least three inches of compost or pulverized bark.
Watering: Water your Leyland Cypress with at least an inch of water per week, keeping the soil moist to a depth of 18 inches. The deeper you water the tree, the better the tree will grow. Mulching will greatly reduce the amount of times you need to water as it will retain the soil moisture better.
Fertilization: If your Leyland Cypress needs fertilizer at all, it should be fertilized with a shrub and tree fertilizer, unless a soil test shows that nutrients are low or missing. If the soil is missing or low on nutrients, use a nutrient-specific fertilizer.
Weed Control: In addition to the watering and fertilizing, it is important to keep your area weed-free, especially since weeds will steal moisture and nutrients. Keep your Leyland Cypress from becoming over populated by other plants and wildlfie underneath.
Pests and Disease: There are only four main diseases of Leyland Cypress. Seiridium canker or stem canker, causes branches and entire trees to die. Cercosporidium Blight is a very aggressive fungi and Cercosporidium usually attacks trees that have been stressed from shearing, drought, lack of fertilizer, or hot sun. It almost always starts on the sunny side of the tree. The last disease is Phytophthora root rot. This disease occurs with trees having poor drainage, or that have been over watered, and is not generally a large problem.
Pruning: These trees require very little pruning. You may want to consider pruning if you are using them as a hedge, however for the most part they require little to no pruning.
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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$149 & above||Free Shipping!|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
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We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of April 7th|
|Zones 7-11||Ships Now!|