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The Cypress Cupressus family of plants and trees includes both small shrubs and tall trees. Cypress trees are known the world over as being very long-lived trees.
These fast-growing evergreen trees are very tolerant of various soil conditions and are very disease resistant. Cypress trees can withstand moderately wet soil conditions and are perfect for either low areas of the landscape or in areas of the country that receive moderate to heavy rainfall.
Buying Cypress Trees
Cypress Trees require additional care in the initial establishment period in your garden. Garden Goods Direct takes an extreme amount of pride in growing your young trees. We are one of the few online nurseries who trim our young stock to promote branching and lush growth. By doing this early in the trees life, it will continue to grow in that fashion.
Let's face it what the point of growing a privacy tree if it's not lush enough to provide privacy is.
Planting Cypress Trees in your Landscape
Any site where you are planning to plant your new cypress trees should be chosen before ordering. Not only do we provide detailed planting instructions on each of our product pages, but we include a condensed version below.
Exposure: Plant in full sun. Your new Cypress trees will grow best if they receive at least 6 hours of sunlight per day.
Water: Water immediately after planting and once every three days or so for the first couple weeks, unless it rains. Italian cypress, for example, is more drought tolerant than Leyland Cypress trees and therefore are a little more forgiving when watering is missed.
When to Plant: Cypress trees can be planted just about any time of year that the soil can be worked. We don't recommend planting Leylands in the dead of winter as if you live in an area of high winds this tends to dry out the plant.
Please consider the condition of the surrounding soil when choosing a location for your cypress trees. The soil should be typical garden soil however if you suspect that the soil is not the best for plants, perhaps it's very rocky or full of clay, you can always add locally sourced compost when backfilling the trees.
When your trees arrive, prepare to dig a hole for the plants. Remove the trees from the pots and observe the roots of the tree. The roots are sometimes referred to as the root-ball. Dig a hole roughly two times the width of the "root ball," and no deeper than the rootball itself.
If the hole is too deep, the soil will cover the top of the rootball and suffocate the stem or "trunk" of the plant.
It is better to plant the rootball sticking up out of the soil by an inch or to rather than to deep. This is especially important in wet areas or areas of otherwise poor draining soil such as heavy clay soil. Before backfilling we recommend adding Bio-Tone Starter fertilizer by Espoma to add beneficial bacteria to the soil. Backfill the hole using a soil blend of equal parts existing soil and local compost if need be.
Add the mulch to the area at this time to about a two-inch depth. Water immediately over the mulch area using our counting method (count to 5 for every gallon of pot size while watering)
Information on Cypress Trees
Cypress trees can fill various roles in the landscape. They can be tall privacy trees, or buffer trees to reduce sound from highways, or simply specimen trees to brighten up a dark area of the landscape. They can also be used to draw your eye to a particular feature within the landscape. Leyland Cypress trees make a perfect windbreak that can reduce heating bills in the winter.
Leylands are a fast-growing tree that can give you a relatively quick return on your investment. Leyland Cypress typically will grow just as fast as Thuja Green Giant but grows slightly wider. When planting Leyland cypress keep in mind the overall width when choosing a location.
Cypress Tree Varieties and Cultivars
The fast-growing Leyland Cypress is best suited as a screening tree, buffer tree, or Privacy Tree. Due to its growth rate of up to 5 feet per year, the Leyland Cypress is a versatile evergreen tree that is often planted 6 feet apart to create a fast-growing privacy barrier. The Leyland Cypress can reach up to 40 feet to 50 feet tall, and it spreads out to between 16 to 20 feet. It will maintain its pyramidal shape with no pruning.
Because of its fibrous root system planting them in groups is acceptable as they won't out-compete each other for water and nutrients. Leylands are well known throuought the United States as a perfect privacy tree that maintains its dark green to silvery green color throughout the year. In the southern united states, these are grown as Christmas Trees.
The Italian Cypress is also a fast-growing member of the cypress family. It can grow up to 3 to 4 feet per year once established. Italian Cypress trees are tall, narrow, and adaptable to many conditions, often reaching between 25 to 30 feet tall. They do not grow wide, like their cousins, the Leyland Cypress.
Italian Cypress is better suited as privacy barriers in smaller yards where width is a consideration. Italian Cypresses are often planted along driveways since they won't end up squeezing the passage of cars.
The Bald cypress tree is a long-lived wetland monarch, is an incredibly important component of floodplains, sloughs, swamps, or anywhere else that remains too wet for most other trees. Bald cypress’s popularity as a landscape specimen has proven its tolerance to colder and drier conditions than its natural range indicates.
Blue Ice Cypress Trees are beautiful specimen trees for those who want something a little different and out of the ordinary. Makes an excellent evergreen privacy hedge making a broad statement with its grayish-blue coloring.
Carolina Sapphire Cypress is a super fast-growing evergreen tree. Like Leyland Cypress, Carolina Sapphire is drought tolerant and establishes quickly, but is often faster growing and performs better in more marginal soils than Leyland Cypress. Carolina Sapphire gains width quicker than Thuja Green Giant and is a much better choice for the deep south heat.
Drought Tolerant Evergreen Cypress Trees
Many Cypress trees are drought tolerant. These Cypress fill the role of drought-tolerant plants that remain colorful all year.
The Dwarf Hinoki Cypress can be used as a low evergreen hedge where direct sunlight is not always available. Dwarf Hinoki Cypress does not require full sun but prefers to grow partial shade to be happy. Furthermore, the shrub will only reach between 3 and 6 feet tall. They are slower growing than their cousins and therefore require less pruning.
The Fernspray Hinoki Cypress is similar to its relative the dwarf hinoki cypress in every way except it has a more open branching habit, and the foliage has more open leaves and resembles a fern.
Our offering of Cypress Trees is broad enough to offer you a tree that will thrive anywhere plants will grow. Order your Cypress Privacy Trees Today