What is the right spacing for a Leyland cypress?


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The ideal spacing between Leyland cypress trees depends on the equipment used and the age to which the tree will grow, but typical spacing is 4 to 8 feet between trees. Leyland cypress trees need room for their roots to spread in all directions.

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A hybrid of two Pacific Coast species, Leyland cypress trees are grown in all southern states and are popular for use as Christmas trees. The trees have medium green or blue-green foliage that retains its color throughout the winter. The trees grow best in well-drained soil and full sun and can withstand temperatures as low as -8 degrees F.

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