leyland cypress

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Old 05-15-03, 06:49 PM
ripperdog3
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leyland cypress

i want to plant some leyland cypress trees on my property line for privacy should i buy 3 gallon trees or 1 gallon . i hear they grow pretty fast so i was wondering if could save some money and go with the 1 gallon trees.
 
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Old 05-15-03, 07:03 PM
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I usually buy the one gallon trees and other plants. With proper care and two week applications of Miracle Grow, they will grow rapidly during the growing season.

Hope this helps.
 
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Old 06-27-03, 05:30 PM
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We started with 3 gallon last spring (because I found a really good sale) and they are 6 ft tall already. So, yes, they grow VERY fast.

I have heard that its best to cut about 1 foot off the top. It will stunt the growth (up) for a while, but make the trunk thicker and sturdier and the tree fuller. Is this true? If so, when it the best time of year to do it. I'm in NC.
 
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Old 06-27-03, 05:40 PM
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Here is an article from a grower on trimming and shearing Leyland Cyypress for shape, size, branch development, and strength.

http://www.southerntrees.com/cforest...asal%20Pruning

Hope this helps.
 
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