I posted before seeking advice on Leyland Cypress. Thanks for the replies. Now
I've run into another problem, which is that I've gotten conflicting reports of
how fast the LC grow, from nurseries in my own area who sell them ( and it's
the "green" LC they are selling). Most nurseries say they grow 3 to 4 ft per
year, and grow 40 to 60 feet high, and ten feet wide. But a couple nurseries
said they only grow a foot a year at the most, and that the mature height would
only be 15 to 25 feet !
I may be beating this LC thread to death, but can anyone share any expeiences
of LC growing in Pa ? Someone responded about central NJ Leylands growing
quite quickly, which supports the statements of the majority of the nurseries,
as NJ is the same lattitude as Pa.
I think the size depends on the climate. Down south they can get rather
large from what I hear, 50/60 foot. I live in NJ, just east of Philly.
Around here they can get to like 35 ish. Similar to your every day pine
I planted 1 gallon size about 18 to 24 inches high one year ago, home depot
$8.88. The very tops are up to my chest today. They are a good four feet
tall if not slightly taller. I'm six foot. They are about two or three feet
wide. Two reasons why they might have grown very good. I fertilize every
three months, last fall Holly Tone, April some 90 day fert, July some 90 day
fert, and just yesterday Holly Tone. I also installed a drip irrigation
system that sprays behind each plant. I have a quick connect on the hose,
the irrigation hose is under the mulch and I just connect and set the timer
to 30 minutes like every other day or twice a week. Depends on the rain fall
that week. I can send some pics to you if you want. New house needed
something quick to block the other houses. I have about 9 or 10 across the
back of the property. Planted them about every 8 or 10 feet. I also cut the
limbs that were touching the ground which I think forced them to grow
Yes they are the green verity.
This year at home depot they also carried a 14.99 size that was about 2
gallon, maybe 5 about the size of my plants this year.
You might want to check lowes too, they had a bunch there too.
I will send some pics to your aol account tonight. I think I have some
pictures here in my desk at work from april. Let me look around.
My sister in law has some for about five years and they look nice and
compact about ten feet tall. She trims a branch here and there. The ones
that get out of hand, other than that no problems.
Leylandii will grow huge in most temperate climates,
They only grow from the tips, no new shoots from stems,
They drain a great deal of water from the soil with a large radius
of root system
That and the dense foliage prevents growing many plants in the shade
of the tree
I am applying to remove a dozen huge specimen aged about 30yrs in the UK as
they are killing the garden. They are really best suited to large gardens
(60yds x 60yds) as specimen trees. As a hedge they can be awful to look at
and do a lot of damage also.
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