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Leyland Cypress Tree

Our top selling privacy tree!

  • Can grow 3-5 ft a year! 
  • Creates a beautiful living fence
  • Quickly block out what you don't want to see
  • Maintenance free!
  • Beautiful green screen.

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Regular Price: $19.99

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Product Details

The Leyland Cypress Tree is one of the fastest growing privacy trees.  Our Leyland Cypress Trees are grown from premium stock and can be found planted in some of the most exclusive communities around the country.  Leyland Cypress Trees are a "must have" for VIP privacy.  You will love how quickly this evergreen will block out unwanted sights, sounds, and wind and fill in those gaps in your landscape.

The Leyland Cypress tree has a natural pyramidal shape and grows upright with a strong and sturdy trunk.  It's rich green color compliments any backdrop and surrounding area.  Leylands are found all across the United States and with that classic look they are a true part of the Americana landscape.    

Leyland Cypress Trees can reach up to 40 - 60 feet tall and will spread 15-20 feet. The Leyland Cypress Tree prefers full sun and will thrive in most soils. Expect 3-5 feet of growth per year

Plant your very own living fence!  We have a variety of sizes to suit any budget!

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Sunlight Full Sun
Soil Type Adaptable
Mature Height 40-60 Feet
Mature Width 10-15 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Dark Green
Botanical Name Cupressocyparis leylandii

Questions and Answers

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Why did you choose this?
ThePlantingTree.com Store
Easy to buy.
ann l on Dec 3, 2016
PRIVACY AND NOISE IN MY BACK YARD
David S on Sep 18, 2016
Easy to buy.
ann l on Dec 3, 2016
I chose the Leyland Cypress as an economical windbreak
Sean G on Nov 28, 2016
PRIVACY AND NOISE IN MY BACK YARD
David S on Sep 18, 2016
Privacy
Lezah M on Aug 28, 2016
I chose the Leyland Cypress as an economical windbreak
Sean G on Nov 28, 2016
Privacy
Lezah M on Aug 28, 2016
Will these trees flourish in New England?
Peter G on Sep 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They grow in zones 6-10, so some of New England will be fine. However, Thuja Green Giants are very similar and are a better choice for that area of the country.

http://www.theplantingtree.com/green-giant-arborvitae.html
is this tree deer resistant?
joanne m on Jul 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes Leyland Cypress are deer resistant and much less Likely to be eaten by deer.
Is it OK to plant leyland cypress in December, in Georgia?
A shopper on Oct 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would say it depends on when your ground freezes. If your ground doesn't freeze and you can water the plants for several weeks after planting so they can establish a root system yes you can plant them.
Can the height be kept at 10 feet or 12 by cutting the top?
A shopper on Sep 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Pruning the central leader can help slow upward growth and allow for a fuller width. But I think you will be doing a lot of pruning to keep this fast-growing, large evergreen at 10 feet. They do tolerate pruning well so that wouldn't be an issue. If you don't mind all the pruning it's feasible, but you may have an easier time with the Emerald Green Thuja http://www.theplantingtree.com/emerald-arborvitae-tree.html (as long you are in zones 3-8). Leyland growing zones are 6-10.

Oh and stick to late winter/early spring for your heaviest pruning:)
Are these Emerald Isle Leland cypress?
A shopper on Sep 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, these are standard Leyland Cypresses.
can this tree survive in partial sun?
A shopper on Sep 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes but they thrive in full sun locations.
If planted near a driveway, will the root system cause any problems?
A shopper on Aug 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: From what I know about Leyland Cypress , the root system is not very invasive. They are frequently planted along property lines, though, to create a green barrier. If planted along a driveway, keep in mind that they grow tall and wide quickly, and could create blind spots for pulling in and out. An alternative and very similar in evergreen and texture is the emerald green arborvitae, which is slower growing and retains its manicured shape much better than Leyland Cypress. Plus they top out at about 10', whereas Leyland Cypress can easily grow to 18'.
But your original question, the Leyland Cypress root system is not invasive and will not push up or damage your driveway.
Do Leyland Cypress come in lighter green vs dark green? Or is it that they are light green when they are young and get darker as they get older?
Donya on Jul 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Leyland Cypresses darken in color as they mature.

Planting & Care

How to Plant & Care for Your new Leyland Cypress Tree

No Maintenance required!

You do not have to prune your Leyland Cypress tree. Just let them grow. Extremely drought tolerant, the Leyland Cypress is growing in popularity in areas where water restrictions have been implemented. 

After planting, make sure you water your new trees every day for about 1 week.  After the first week, start spacing out the waterings to every other day.  For the third week water as needed.  

Keep your Leyland Cypress trees fertilized with a high quality slow release fertilizer.  Fertilizer will increase the growth rate and provide nutrients that are needed for the best health and color.

 

Landscaping Ideas

Landscape Ideas for your Leyland Cypress Tree

What makes the Leyland Cypress Tree so popular is its fast growth rate! Leyland Cypress Trees are the go-to tree for any privacy needed in your yard.  

Privacy on Property LInes:

  • Space out the Leyland Cypress 6-10 feet apart.  If you plan on planting in a straight line we suggest planting 8-10 feet apart.  If you would like a more natural look, you can stagger the trees spacing them approximately 6-8 feet apart.  
  • Leave room on the property line for the trees to grow.  Don't plant directly on the property line because they will grow over the line onto your neighbor's property. 
  • Incorporate other flowering shrubs 6-10 Feet in front of your hedge for more color.
  • Also makes a great wind break

Manicured Hedge:

  • Plant your new Leyland Cypress 4-6 feet apart.  As your trees grow, keep the tops and sides sheared.
  • Creates an instant privacy hedge or living fence fast!

Privacy for Pool Areas:

  • Add Leyland Cypress Trees to parts of your yard where you need privacy.  You don't need to plant trees around your entire yard.  Simply look for the areas where you can plant 3-4 trees in a cluster to block out that neighbor's house or their window...

Tall Focal Specimen:

  • Leyland Cypress can also be used as a focal point.  Plant one in your yard and just let it grow.
  • It will definitely be the tallest tree in they yard.  

Planting Instructions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  

 

Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 2 - 3 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.

 

Shipping

Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the Fedex shipping map below.  Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

How much is shipping? Add all of your items to the cart.  At checkout, your shipping price to ship your order will be displayed.

Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant!  We ship Fedex Home Delivery which will ensure you package will also be delivered on a Saturday.  

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Great
We ordered 20 of these leyland cypress trees. Its been about 1 year now and they are over twice the size. We plan to buy more for the other side of our yard.

They arrived in great condition.
September 4, 2014
Nice
They were larger than the ones I ordered. Now they are 5 feet tall. I'm starting to get my privacy.
October 25, 2014
Great
Just received my 100 Leyland cypress trees. It took us a while to unbox them and get them planted but We are very happy with the quality. Thanks.
February 7, 2015
Well worth it
I have looked at many garden centers locally and could not find these leyland cypress trees. I ordered the 2 foot trees and they arrived much larger than expected. I saved more money than buying local.
March 11, 2015
Good
Ordered 12 Leyland Cypress trees and they grew about 10 inches already this summer. I can't wait till next year.

They also gave me a free bag of fertilizer.
September 7, 2014
Need more
They are great. I plan on getting more next year.
December 8, 2014
HUGE
I ordered 6 Leylands and when they arrived I laughed because I knew I had more work to do!!! Dig bigger holes for them to go in. Good work plantingtree and my extra work was worth it.
October 4, 2015
Best on the web
These are better than any I've found on the web. Color, size and price are extraordinary.
November 1, 2015
Above average
We are in real-estate and have ordered from other companies. This is hands down our best experience. We ordered 60 and they were ALL much larger than we expected. My partner has suggested linking them to our customers so we can get a company like theplantingtree out there more. We know good business and this company delivers. Our exaction are now very high with them. More orders are on the way. We shall be back. Nice work planting tree.

Spencer
November 1, 2015
Winner
Ordered these to screen out our "issue" next door. Winner and yes they work. Beautiful size too. Please let us know when you run your next sale. Thanks
November 1, 2015

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