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Leyland Cypress TreeCupressus × leylandii

  • Leyland Cypress Tree

    Leylands are perfect for vast fencing.

  • Leyland Cypress Tree

    Soft, flexible foliage is easily pruned.

  • Leyland Cypress Tree

    Leylands are perfect for vast fencing.

  • Leyland Cypress Tree

    Majestic as a stand alone specimen.

  • Leyland Cypress Tree

    Leyland Cypress Tree

  • Leyland Cypress Tree

    Leyland Cypress Tree

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Leyland Cypress TreeCupressus × leylandii

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Evergreen Trees

Reaching impressive heights of 40 to 60 feet, the Leyland Cypress Tree is an ideal privacy screen.

  • Thick foliage ensures a dense screen for any space around your home.
  • This hardy tree will stay green and strong down to temperatures as low as 0 degrees.
  • Doesn't require pruning, unless you'd like to shape as a hedge.
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Leyland Cypress Tree Care

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plant sunlight

Sunlight Leyland Cypresses grow best in full sun (at least six hours of sunlight daily).

plant watering

Watering We recommend letting a garden hose run for about 1 to 3 minutes per week, depending on the moistness of your soil (check for moistness about 3 inches down).

plant fertilizing

Fertilizing If the soil is missing or low on nutrients, use a nutrient-specific fertilizer; otherwise, you won't need fertilizer.


America's Most Popular Privacy Tree

Why Leyland Cypress Trees?

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 textured foliage is soft to the touch - no unpleasant thorns or prickly leaves. Plus, it stays green year-round, giving you complete privacy. 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.

Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better

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.

And since we've planted, grown and nurtured our Leyland Cypresses for best results, you get the easy benefits in your landscape. Basically, we're done the hard work at our nursery so that you don't have to...you get a lush, green tree you'll enjoy for years to come, without hassle.

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!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Leyland Cypresses 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.

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. Center the tree in the planting hole and back fill with soil. Create a watering ring around the perimeter of the planting hole (this helps divert water to the outer roots). Mulch with at least three inches of compost or pulverized bark.

2. Watering: Water around 2-3 times per week during the first month to help the establishment. When watering, allow it to saturate the soil around 6-8 inches down to avoid making the soil soggy. Gradually transition to watering 1-2 times per week for the first year. As your tree matures, less water will be required unless times of drought occur

3. Fertilizing: 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.

4. 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.

Questions & Answers

Why Leyland Cypress Trees?

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? The Leyland delivers.

Well-known for their iconic columnar silhouettes, Leyland Cypresses grow very fast and thicken to create a solid wall. And their textured foliage is soft to the touch - no unpleasant thorns or prickly leaves. Plus, it stays green year-round, giving you complete privacy. 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.

Who is Fast Growing Trees?

We are the largest mail-order nursery in the country, shipping bigger and better trees directly to your door.

And since we've planted, grown and nurtured our Leyland Cypresses for best results, you get the easy benefits in your landscape. Basically, we're done the hard work at our nursery so that you don't have to...you get a lush, green tree you'll enjoy for years to come, without hassle.

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!

How to Space Leyland Cypress Trees

Space your Leylands 8 feet apart for a privacy hedge, or farther apart for a spacious property border.

Planting Leyland Cypress Trees

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. Center the tree in the planting hole and back fill with soil. Create a watering ring around the perimeter of the planting hole (this helps divert water to the outer roots). Mulch with at least three inches of compost or pulverized bark.

How Fast Do Leyland Cypress Trees Grow?

Leyland Cypresses 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.

When Do I Water My Leyland Cypress?

Water your Leyland Cypress with at least an inch of water per week, keeping the soil moist but not oversaturated - generally, we recommend letting a garden hose run for about 1 to 3 minutes per week, depending on your soil. The deeper you water the tree, the better the tree will grow.

If you're not sure when to water, simply check the surrounding soil about 3 inches down - if the soil is dry here, it's time to water.

Should I Prune My Leyland Cypress?

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.

FAQs

Where do Cypress Trees grow best?

Cypress Trees grow best in warmer climates, typically Zones 6-10. They need a rich but well-draining soil that is kept evenly moist, along with full to partial sun and protection from harsh winds.

Do Cypress Trees grow fast?

Leyland Cypresses are known for their fast growth - around 3 feet or more per year once they are established.

What kind of tree is Cypress?

A Cypress is an evergreen tree with scale-like foliage. They come from the family Cupressaceae.

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Product Details

Mature Height: 40-60 ft.
Mature Width: 20-25 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Growth Rate: Fast
Botanical Name: Cupressus × leylandii
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 6-10 outdoors
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6-10 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 6-10 outdoors

(hardy down to 0℉)

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