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Question: Leiland cypress hedge

I bought seedlings to start making a compact hedge with Leyland cypress. At what distance do I have to plant them together to have a small and compact hedge, And can the roots create problems if I find myself next to a boundary wall, if they encounter a rocky layer at short depth?


Answer: Leiland cypress hedge

Dear reader,

the leyland cypress it is widely used for hedges, as it has very rapid growth, does not develop much in width, has a fairly contained root system.

So I would say that it should not have major problems with the boundary wall, also because most of the hedges have a concrete wall beside them.

Remember to work the soil well before planting the plants, about two specimens for each linear meter.

If you want a small and compact hedge, however, perhaps the Leyland cypress is not the most appropriate choice, unless you decide to use a dwarf variety, in which case you will have to place at least 3-4 plants per meter, depending on the variety in question .

I remind you that the Leyland cypress is a luxuriant plant, and therefore if you want a small hedge you will have to resort to periodic and frequent pruning.

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