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Murray Cypress


The Murray Cypress is a variant of the Leyland Cypress. Like the Leyland, the Murray Cypress’ primary function is for privacy purposes. This quickly-growing evergreen is ideal for creating privacy on property that can’t be easily screened by the height of traditional wooden fences. With a growth rate of three to five feet per year -- the Murray Cypress matures at a height of 30 to 40 feet. Recommended spacing is 3-5 feet apart for planters who wish to create a sense of secrecy in their backyards. . It retains its beautiful color year round, and its limbs are stronger than those of the Leyland.  It’s hardy in zones 6-10, meaning the Murray Cypress is capable of thriving in temperatures ranging from -10 degrees to 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Another benefit of planting one or multiple Murray Cypresses is the tree’s resiliency to fungus. It resists diseases better than the standard Leyland. The Murray Cypress is gaining momentum as a landscaping giant. Whether the desired function for the Murray Cypress is privacy or holiday-related, this evergreen performs both tasks well.

Specifications:

Mature Height: 30 - 40 feet

Scientific Name: Murray X Cypress

Growth Rate: 3-5 feet per year


Murray Cypress Spacing

The recommended spacing for Murray Cypress Trees is 3-5 feet apart. You can plant closer together if you want quicker privacy. 

Murray Cypress Planting Instructions
  1. Dig hole about 2 inches wider and deeper than rootball of your tree.
  2. Place plant in hole a fill in with good soil. 
  3. Sprinkle one tablespoon of lime around the drip line of the tree.

Pruning Murray Cypress
Pruning can help make Murray Cypress more bushy.  It is recommended that you disinfect your shears before you begin and even after each shear to prevent disease spread.  You should prune dead or diseased limbs anytime of the year.  To encourage thick bushy trees simply trim back the limbs that have outstretched the rest of the tree. Trim it in to the desired tree shape.

Watering Murray Cypress 
 Murrays can typically handle as much water as you can throw at them but they do not like to stay swampy.  I good rule of thumb is to scratch the soil at the base of your tree.  If the soil feels moist but not damp they do not need water.  If the soil is dry and dusty you should give your plant water.  In cases of a drought, it may be necessary to water the foliage and the tree itself 2-3 times a day to prevent them from overheating.

Murray Cypress Disease Information
Currently, the Murray Cypress is free of any serious disease but they do sometimes suffer from cankers or needle blight.  In the case of cankers, you should simply trim the dead limbs and make sure your plant does not get stressed from lack of water or heat if possible.  Much like a person, stress is what can cause disease.  In the case of needle blight, you will see green pustules towards the end of the stem and there will be yellowing on the branches.  If you happen to have this problem simply spray your plant with copper-containing fungicides every 10 days.  

3-5 Ft. $49
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Leyland Cypress 


The Leyland Cypress tree is great if you need to create privacy for your home. It's a fast growing tree with a growing around 2-5 feet per year. We recommend planting them in a line with about 3-5 feet apart from each other to create quick privacy. 


The Leyland Cypress is a hybrid between the Alaskan Cypress and the Monterey Cypress. The hybrid cross occurred in 1888 and has been used in landscaping ever since discovered. Leyland Cypress are very hardy plants and easy to care for requiring simple maintenance. They are also known to be drought tolerant.

Specifications:

Mature Height  30- 40 ft

Scientific Name - Cupressocyparis leylandii 'leighton green'

Growth Rate: 2-5 Feet Per Year.

Light - Partial to Full Sun light

Spacing - 3-5 Feet

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10



Leyland Cypress Spacing 
The recommended spacing for Leyland Cypress Trees is 3-5 feet apart. You can plant closer together if you want quicker privacy. 

Leyland Cypress Planting Instructions
  1. Dig hole about 2 inches wider and deeper than rootball of your tree.
  2. Place plant in hole a fill in with soil.  Some soils e.g. clay will need potting soil or fine mulch mixed in.
  3. Sprinkle one tablespoon of lime around the drip line of the tree.

Pruning Leyland Cypress
Pruning can help make Leyland Cypress more bushy.  It is recommended that you disinfect your shears before you begin and even after each shear to prevent disease spread.  You should prune dead or diseased limbs anytime of the year. To encourage thick bushy trees simply trim back the limbs that have outstretched the rest of the tree.  Trim it in to the desired tree shape.

Watering Leyland Cypress
Leylands can typically handle as much water as you can throw at them but they do not like to stay swampy.  A good rule of thumb is to scratch the soil at the base of your tree.  If the soil feels moist but not damp they do not need water.  If the soil is dry and dusty you should give your plant water. 

Leyland Cypress Disease Information
Currently the Leyland Cypress is free of any serious disease but the do sometimes suffer from cankers or needle blight.  In the case of cankers you should simply trim the dead limbs and make sure your plant does not get stressed from lack of water or heat if possible.  Much like a person, stress is what can cause disease.  In the case of needle blight you will see green postules towards the end of the stem and there will be yellowing on the branches.  If you happen to have this problem simply spray your plant with copper-containing fungicides every 10 days.  




3-5 Ft. $49