Leyland Cypress canker question

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by CSRA Landscaping, Aug 30, 2002.

  1. CSRA Landscaping

    CSRA Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,232

    I wonder if you guys have heard about this canker that's supposed to be fatal to the leyland cypress trees. I had a local grower tell me that in 15 years, all the l.c.'s in the area would be dead because of it. On reflection, I realized they were selling something to take the place of them, thuja green giants. Is this canker really all that bad? Have any of you heard anything about it?
  2. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,361

    I read about it in a trade mag a couple of years ago. Haven't seen it or heard much since.
  3. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,899

    We've been planting a lot of these in the past few years as have other LCO's in our area. Never saw one die from this problem. I know they do not like to be dug in the fall especially in these hardiness zones.


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