A Leylandii is an evergreen tree that grows very quickly. It can grow up to 3 feet in a single year, and can reach a height of over 40 feet! Leylandii are often used as privacy hedges or windbreaks, as they provide dense foliage that can block out both sight and sound. However, they can be difficult to control and require regular trimming to keep them in check.
Care of Leylandii
Leylandii belongs to the cypress tree. These must be maintained well if you want them to live a long life in good condition. For watering, it is best to water deeply and less frequently. Allow the soil to dry out a bit between watering, but never let it become completely dry. Fertilizer should be applied in early spring and again in mid-summer. You can use a slow-release fertilizer or a liquid fertilizer that is diluted and applied according to package directions. Pruning is necessary to shape and control the growth of your tree. It is best to prune in late winter or early spring before new growth begins. Heavy pruning can be done if needed, but it is best to remove only a few inches at a time. If you remove too much, it can shock the tree and damage new growth.
The leylandii has many advantages. In areas where there is a lot of find, this plant ensures better air circulation. Sounds are also absorbed. The attractive colour add a nice touch to your garden. The plant requires little maintenance, only pruning.