Murray Leyland Cypress
The Murray Leyland Cypress is a breakthrough form of the immensely popular Leyland Cypress. It is even faster growing, capable of adding 4 feet a year when young. It is also much more resistant to the problems that can affect the regular form when grown in very hot and humid areas, like the south-eastern states It will grow in both wetter and drier conditions than the original form, and it will be free of diseases and normally free of any significant pests. It has a sturdier branch structure, and an improved root system, making it more resistant to storms and high winds. Wherever you want a fast-growing hedge or screen for a larger property, the Leyland Cypress is the number one pick. Now, with the new Murray variety, it can also be the number one pick in areas where previously there might have been problems.
- Improved form for hot and humid regions
- Capable of 4 feet of growth a year
- Perfect lush green hedge or screen
- Resistant to diseases and usually pest-free
- Grows in all kinds of soils, and from wet to dry
The Murray Leyland Cypress grows best in full sun or partial shade. It can be planted in any kind of soil, and it will still thrive. For a hedge, space the plants 3 feet apart in a row and begin to clip as soon as the plants begin to grow. Do not wait until the plants are the full height you want for your hedge. Instead, clip lightly and regularly as they grow, to build up a strong, dense structure. For an informal screen, space the plants between 4 and 8 feet apart.