Leyland Cypress Description
These are extra-large 2 -3' tall Leyland Cypress in 1 Gallon Containers!
No other plant can beat Leyland Cypress for creating a colorful, evergreen privacy fence in your garden.
This rapidly growing evergreen Hedge Plant can grow over 2-3' per year if given copious amounts of water and fertilizer throughout the growing season. Leyland Cypress can easily bepruned to any desired height & width. A simple shearing once a year is all it takes to keep this colorful, adaptable, and fragrant evergreen shrub in bounds!Plant on 6' wide spacing for quick, rapid coverage.
This fine evergreen is extremely adaptable to a wide range of growing conditions and will thrive in both sandy and heavy clay garden soils!
This evergreen has intensely fragrant foliage that makes wonderful cut branches for Holiday arrangements!
Leyland Cypress even thrives in the intense heat and humidity of Atlanta, Georgia and can tolerate prolonged periods of drought after it becomes established!
Long-blooming Knock Out Roses, drought-proof Sedums, & easy Ornamental Grasses make perfect companion plants to Leyland Cypress.
Special Features: Cold Hardy, Cut Foliage, Deer Resistant, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Evergreen, Fast Growing, Fall Color, Fragrance, Heat Tolerant, Rabbit Resistant, Winter Interest
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60' x 12'
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Background, Foundation Planting, Hedge, Massing, Ornamental, Privacy, Screen, Specimen
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Soil: Best grown in moist, fertile, well-drained soils. Tolerates somewhat wide range of soils and some dry conditions. Poorly drained and wet sites should be avoided, and it is very salt-sensitive. When planting a hedge of this popular evergreen shrub, it is important to adequately prepare the hole! The diameter of the hole should be twice the size of the root ball and you should add additional organic matter such as compost or peat moss and mix well.
Light: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
Water: Keep moist, but do not over water .After planting, it is extremely important to water in your Leyland Cypress and then provide an additional 1" of water every week during the first growing season.Appreciates well-drained soil.
Spacing: 10-12 ft
Fertilizing: Top dress in spring with a slow release, balanced fertilizer.
Winterizing: Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder zones. Tolerates wind once established and withstands heavy ice or snow. Darkens or bronzes slightly in the winter. Note -- The oldest, interior branchlets on an arborvitae normally turn brown and fall off in autumn. This aging process is different from drought stress, which on arborvitae appears on the tree outside the interior foliage as an abnormal yellowing or browning, known as flagging. This discoloration may not appear until a season or two after the drought stress was most severe.
Maintenance & Pruning: Requires little or no pruning but can be sheared easily if necessary. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback.
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