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leland cypress dying all 4

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by clyde, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. clyde

    clyde LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 336

    i planted these in front of house....
    and now one by one they are turnin brown and dying

    what could be happening .

    I just got the soil brought in from a gravel and dirt company to build up beds...

  2. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 1,009

    Can you post photos?It could be from lack of water,poor planting,too much shade,or bagworms.
    I'd check for bagworms first though.
  3. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457

    It's very easy to break or damage the crown of a Leyland.

    Were they B & B or container grown?
  4. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    Water them .
  5. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    it sounds like bag worms got em. now is the time for them .how long have they been planted ?
  6. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    How are they dying.

    What is the color, and what's the progression?

    Is every single bit of foliage dying?
  7. start2finish

    start2finish LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 497

    don't forget to consider wet feet, even in a raised bed. They could be overwatered...check the roots
  8. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,774

    It could be from how they were handled. Leylands have very delicate balls.


    So, if you ever get into a bar fight with one ...
  9. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878

    We just planted 58 of them, 15 gal., about 6'-8' tall. Lost ten and had to replace them. Mostly because of lack of watering, but I couldn't prove it, and it was a huge job, so eating the cost was already figured in, thankfully.

    Pretty good rule of thumb:

    Leaves turning brown, lack of water

    Leaves turning yellow, too much water

    Not always, but in 90% of the cases.
  10. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    We plant those in limited numbers.

    You folks probably already know that individual leyland cypress can grow 45 feet wide in 20 years.

    That's 15 steps. Pace it out sometime.

    For that reason, I made this page about MONEY GROWING ON TREES...


    We put 6 or 7 on our acre, with about 20' between each of them - staggered planting.

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