Leylandi Cypress Trees - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by cherolly
February 25, 2010
Every winter and spring these tree branches look as though they are going to die I try to fertilize but they are having a hard time.They turn yellow and brown.I dont you what to do to prepare them for winter to avoid this from happening Please Help Me

Answer from NGA
February 25, 2010


Leyland cypress is cold hardy so what you describe is probably due to water stress or lack of nutrition. Be sure you water your trees deeply all summer and fall, and feed them each spring to help them grow strong and healthy. Any winter damage can be pruned away. Sometimes Leyland cypresses are sheared to keep them thick and dense. You might try shearing them each spring to encourage healthy new growth. Best wishes with your Leyland cypresses!

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