Leyland Cypress and Thuja Inexperienced Massive are the most well liked privateness display screen timber as a result of they’re the 2 quickest rising evergreen timber, are reasonably priced in comparison to different evergreens, and in addition they don’t shed loads of needles like Pine timber do. The short rising characteristic interprets into more economical acquire worth. You’re going to most probably pay much less for a 12 foot Leyland Cypress or Thuja Inexperienced Massive than a Norway Spruce as a result of they didn’t wish to cared for as lengthy within the growers care. Each types can develop 3 ft consistent with yr if fertilized correctly.
One in every of benefits of Thuja Inexperienced Massive timber is deer resistance. Whilst deer do not consume Thuja Inexperienced Massive, they in point of fact do not like Leyland Cypress that a lot both. All of the places we develop Leylands we additionally develop Inexperienced Giants, deer are very abundant and not consume any of them. There are woods and fields within reach, it’s city deer with out a different meals that consume those timber. They generally handiest harm smaller timber anyway, 6 foot tall and smaller. Any other good thing about Thuja Inexperienced Massive over Leyland Cypress is Inexperienced Giants are chilly hardy thru hardiness zone 5, which incorporates mainland NY state, Maine, Northern CT, Mass, and so on. Leylands are protected thru hardiness zone 6, all of Lengthy Island, southern Mass, CT, and so on.
There are lots of web pages to be had the place you’ll input your zip-code and to find your hardiness zone. When you see Leylands rising for your space, this is clearly the solution that they do neatly for your space. One tip is in case you are at the northern border of any evergreen tree’s rising vary, it’s extra essential that you simply plant in spring since the first wintry weather will have to to find them partly established, or rooted. We advise in case you are north of Virginia, to not plant Leyland Cypress timber after October 15th. Virtually annually, we send a load or two after that date to Lengthy Island and they’ve excellent luck however don’t plant into November and in addition you’ll be expecting some wind-burn on Leyland Cypress timber planted in past due fall. That is in most cases now not a large drawback, the next spring I love to trim off the outer 2″ if this is how a lot has browned, observe sluggish unencumber fertilizer round April 1, and they are going to push out new enlargement and be high-quality. Iciness burn isn’t about greenery that iced up to develop into brown, it’s because of the tree now not with the ability to ship sufficient moisture to make stronger the greenery all the way through wintry weather when the bottom used to be frozen, leaving the outer fringe of the greenery brown.
I disagree with an opinion a couple of have that Thuja Inexperienced Massive are a lot much less prone to bugs and illnesses. The place I’ve Leylands and Inexperienced Giants rising aspect by way of aspect, I see that Bagworms are drawn to each timber. It’s true that Leyland Cypress can expand a illness known as Seiridium Canker, that doesn’t appear to assault Thuja Inexperienced Massive, every time I’ve heard of Seiridium Canker it handiest attacked extraordinarily stressed out Leyland Cypress timber, for instance by way of planting strategy to shut in combination and now not topping them on the advisable top in response to spacing. Since Bagworms can also be attacked to each types, and the Leyland Cypress illnesses assaults timber in excessive pressure, my opinion is that if Leyland Cypress are planted correctly, with customary after planting care, each are superb privateness display screen timber if in zone 6 the place each thrive.