Pruning Leyland Cypress - Knowledgebase Question

Snellville, Ge
Question by judynajour
June 30, 2010
I have extremely tall leyland cypress that have dead brown branches at the bottom. What can be done please?

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010


You can't revive the dead branches so I'll suggest limbing up the cypresses. You can then shear them back by 4-6 inches all over. Plan on shearing them every spring and eventually they will become thick and bushy.

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