Leyland Cypress 2001 (Leylandzypresse 2001)
The Leyland Cypress 2001, also known as the Cupressocyparis Leylandii 2001, is one of the fastest growing conifer species and therefore very popular as a hedge plant. This conifer grows about 90 cm every year. If it stands in the perfect spot, it can even grow 150 cm per year. The plant stays green all year round. A very beautiful plant to have in your garden.
Leyland Cypress 2001 (fast growing Cypress)
These conifers will form a beautiful hedge, which is very nice if you like your privacy. The plant is frost resistant and grows in almost any climate. Leylandii conifers are also called scale conifers. So they do not have leaves, but some kind of needles. However, these needles are much softer than those of conifers. This also gives them a friendly appearance. If you like a formal hedge, these hedge plants are very suitable. They can be pruned into shape. You can also let them grow a bit rougher. You can shape them just how you like it.
The Leylandii conifer hedge grows about 90 cm to 150 cm annually. So you will have a high hedge quickly. The Cupressocuparis Leylandii can grow up to 18 meters high.
Why should you choose the Leyland Zypresse 2001?
- The plant is beautiful.
- It is easy to maintain.
- You can plant it almost anywhere.
- It grows quickly. 90 cm to 150 cm per year. Your hedge will reach desired height pretty fast.
- You can keep the hedge very narrow. Good for when you have a small garden.
- This hedge plant provides a lot of privacy.
- It also remains green in winter.
- It is winter hardy and can therefore withstand some freezing temperatures.
- Birds also like the Leylandii Zypresse.
- Pruning is necessary twice a year, but is not difficult.
- Do you live in a busy area? This plant absorbs sound, an extra benefit.
Where should you plant the Leylandii conifers?
This 2001 Leylandii Cypres has no winter rest, so you don't have to wait to plant until the ground is cold. In fact, it will establish and grow better if you plant it when the soil is still a little warm. It is therefore best to plant these deciduous trees at the end of summer or at the beginning of autumn. This way the roots will be developed before winter.
Choose a sunny or partial shade place to place it.
How should you plant a Leylandzypresse 2001 hedge?
- Remove the weeds where you will plant the conifers.
- Dig a trench twice as wide as the root ball.
- Place the plants alongside the trench. Satisfied with the distribution? Place the hedge plants in the trench.
- Loosen the soil around the roots so that they can establish themselves easily.
- Add peat for extra nutrition.
- Plant the 2001 Leylandii Cypress so that the top of the roots is about an inch below the surface.
- Fill the trench with the excavated soil and press it down gently.
- Water the plant so that the soil is moist. Do this for three months so that the roots can fully establish themselves. Do not give the plant too much water.
It is best to prune the hedge in early spring. This way you can keep the right shape.
Avoid too many nutrients. This can increase the risk of cancer. The plants get more than enough nutrition from the soil.
Water the plants sufficiently for the first three months, until they are well established.
If you plant 2 to 3 Leylandii conifers on a linear meter, you will get a nice hedge. Of course it also strongly depends on what you want and what you like. If you plant this amount, you will have a nice hedge of Cupressocyparis Leylandii 2001 in 2 to 3 years.
The plant grows between 90 cm and 150 cm per year. It is highly dependent on where it is planted and the circumstances.
Care & Advice
- Prune the Leylandii as a young plant. This way you promote growth and limit frost and snow damage.
- Regular pruning, watering and fertilizing will help keep the plants healthy and reduce the effects of insects, stress and disease.
- Pruning is vital. The tree grows very quickly, which makes it very large. Proper pruning improves the structure, lifespan and vitality of the tree.
- Remove diseased, broken or dead branches to prevent the growth of fungi. You could also remove live branches to allow the sun to reach the plants better and to improve the circulation of air in the crown. This is very important, as it prevents diseases.
- An adult Leylandii Cypress 2001 must be fertilized with biological micro and macronutrients to maintain its health.
Known diseases of the Leylandzypresse 2001
Unfortunately, this plant is susceptible to a number of pests and diseases. Below are the most common ones:
Cercospora needle blight - a fungus that starts in the lower crown of the plant and then spreads. This fungus can be recognized by the needles turning brown. This usually starts in October or November.
Seiridium cancer - cancer of the trunk and branches, causing the branches to die. Pruning the diseased areas can prevent the disease from spreading further.
Other pests and diseases: root rot, cypress beetle, juniper leaf miner, small cypress scale, bark beetles, bagworms and spittlebug.
Advantages and disadvantages of the conifer
- The plant is evergreen and above all very beautiful.
- It also survives harsh winters effortlessly.
- The Leylandii hedge plant needs little time to grow.
- The hedge offers plenty of privacy and dampens ambient noise.
- The dense branches and leaves keep intruders out of your garden.
- The hedge blocks a lot of wind.
- The 2001 Leylandii Cypres does not tolerate wet "feet".
- It may take a while for them to be completely full and closed.
- The hedge plant can suffer from diseases and pests.
As you have read, the Leylandii Cypres 2001 is one of the most popular conifers on the market. The beautiful green color and the fact that it looks a bit like a Christmas tree make it very popular. You can use it to create a beautiful hedge in your garden. It protects you from wind, peekers, environmental noise and intruders. A must have for your garden.
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