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Murray Cypress Trees

 

Murray Cypress is an evergreen relative of the popular Leyland Cypress, but has a few differences that make it better.  It has improved disease resistance, stronger
branching and some tolerance for partially wet soil.

Murray Cypress Trees

 

Another great trait is the growth rate. Murrays can grow up to 4 feet per year, making a dense screen quickly.If you need a privacy fence, this is a top candidate! It averages about 25 to 30 feet tall and grows 8 to 10 feet wide. For planting in a row spacing should be 6-7 feet apart.

For tree growers, it is almost unbelievable that the Improved Leyland cypress grows faster than older varieties, which averages as much as four feet a year. It is more disease-resistant, will tolerate wetter soil and has a stronger root system. This tree looks like it is going to be the Privacy tree of the future, as with all new trees, it has taken time to get the numbers of rooted cuttings to a level so the new generation cypress is widely available. The Improved Leylands are now as readily available as most other evergreen privacy trees.

No diseases have been observed on this variety of tree in the last 10 years that it has been evaluated. Improved Leyland Cypress has been planted from Texas to Florida to Delaware and is doing well at this time.

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