Where are you?
What are the symptoms and the timeline of their onset?
Did you lose 4 of 4??
How large / old were they?
What is next to them in their immediate growing environment?
How are they watered?
And...what makes you sure they had a disease if no one else could diagnose
I planted 20 leylands last spring from Home Depot. They seemed to make it
through the winter, but now, most seem to be dying. I thought it was wind
burn, but its not. I think I know what she is talking about. They started
dying right after the last snow storm here in early april. Zone 5.
I am seeing the tips of the plant getting very tan looking, then dying off
Especially the Arizona Cypress 'Blue Ice'. A very nice variety, nice
contrasting color that stands out nicely, just like a Colorado Blue
Spruce. Very similar colors. It's still a little hard to find. I
ordered mine off Forest Farms website.
Our leyland cypress were at least 7 to 8 years old, quite tall and growing
in the back of the yard (in zone7, North Carolina.) and were watered by my
husband when nec., the rain, a sprinkler system which came to about 10 feet
Over a period of about 3 years the east side of the plants began turning
brown and getting bare. We took samples to the local Agriculture dept, they
could find nothing. We went to many nurseries. We followed everyone's
advice, as the brownness was gradually enveloping the east side of all the
plants. Then it began on the front, and we could tell they were all doomed.
No one had been able to name the disease or a proper cure.
They were removed. Nothing else in our yard was made ill. We have
gardenias, camellias, ROS, privet, crepe myrtle, oak trees, dogwood
tree,Japanese Maple etc. and nothing else was affected.
We have more Leyland Cypress adjacent to this area and so far one branch of
one tree has gone brown, this tree was right next to a sick one which was
removed. We cut the branch off, the rest seem OK up to now.
I wondered if since they are fast growing, we had just witnessed the end of
their life cycle. The adjacent group is now 5 years old and thriving so
talking about. They started
The species is known to be prone to diseases. Take a look at
On the North Carolina coast - Zone 8a
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