leyland cypress


Old 05-15-03, 06:49 PM
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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.
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.
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.


Hope this helps.

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