Leyland Cypress - Knowledgebase Question

Tulsa, OK
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Question by skingone
August 28, 2005
My local nursery carries your Leyland Cypress. For the space I have, they think I should plant 3. From what I've read, I think I should plant 1. Would you give me the approximate width and height a Leyland Cypress will be at maturity and how fast it grows. THANK YOU!

Answer from NGA
August 28, 2005
Leyland Cypress can grow to 100' but usually doesn't in landscape situations. The normal spacing is from 2-5'. If they are only 2' apart, they will developing into a thick privacy screen. Spaced 5' apart, there will be more room for good air circulation (which promotes good health). Leyland Cypress are fast growing trees, so expect 8-12 inch of new growth each year.

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