I have a section in back yard between me and a neighbor that is very
wet. There are some large trees in the immediate area but for years I
have been trying grow leland cypress to create a natural screen
between the two properties. My understanding is that leland cypress
get very big very quickly which is what I want. Unfortunately I've
been trying for several years and the growth is almost nothing. One
tree has grown, maybe, 6 inches in 3 years--and that only happened
because last year I watered it 2x daily.
The area also has a lot of shade because of the oak and maples nearby.
So I'm not sure if it's the minimal direct sunlight, the wet soil or a
nutrient deficiency in the soil. Any ideas?
Also, if these conditions aren't good for leland cypress can anyone
make a recommendation for another tree that could that I could cluster
for a suitable screen effect?