Care Guide for Leyland Cypress Tree


  • Choose a location with well-draining soil and full sunlight.
  • Dig a hole twice as wide as the root ball and the same depth as the container.
  • Place the tree in the hole and backfill with soil.
  • Water the tree well to settle the soil.


  • Prefers well-drained soil.
  • Suitable for clay, alkaline, and compacted soils, avoid wet and soggy.


  • Spread a 2-3 inch layer of mulch around the base of the plant to conserve moisture and suppress weeds.
  • Use organic mulch such as bark, wood chips, or leaves.


  • Thrives in full sun.


  • Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season.  
  • Once established, water only during extended periods of drought.


  • Fertilize during early spring with a slow-release, well-balanced fertilizer.


  • Pruning is not necessary. 
  • If left to grow naturally it may reach heights of up to 60 feet.