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Leyland Cypress


"Hedged" Leyland Cypress (see below)

x Cupressocyparis leylandii



Thousands Leyland Cypress at our river growing fields. 


Buy directly from the grower and get the freshest, healthiest trees at the best prices.

No other nursery or landscape company in Western Washington has the quantity, quality and selection of Leyland Cypress that we do.

Sizes & Prices below.


Leyland Cypress


    Leyland Cypress is a well-known, fast-growing screening tree.  Like the Excelsa Cedar, these trees are bigger than the "Emerald Green" Arborvitae -both wider and taller, and much faster-growing.  You can start small and let them grow, or have larger trees planted for "Instant Privacy".  Leylands can be "hedged" into a nice rectangular privacy screen (we have a special "Hedged" section below--scroll down). 



Foliage:   Evergreen               

Mature Height:    To 60 ft.                 

Mature Width:     To 25 ft. 

Sunlight:  Prefers full sun; likes hot weather.

Soil:.  Must be well-drained; won't tolerate "wet feet".  OK in acid soil, alkaline soil.      

Growth Rate:  Fast, up to 4' a year after established, depending on growing conditions.       

"Instant Privacy" Use:  Fast-growing, larger barrier.  Avoid power lines, plan for growth.

"Instant Privacy" Spacing:  These trees can be spaced on 4, 6, or 8' centers (meaning the trunks of each tree are 4', 6', or 8' apart) or wider.  Some people want them even closer than that in order to maximize the 'Instant Privacy", while others will put them wider in order to cut down on the cost.

What to Expect the First Year:  As with all newly-planted trees, these need to be watered carefully through the first Spring/Summer--see our "Care of Your Trees" section for more details.  Not as much growth the first year because the tree is putting its efforts into its root system--although of all the trees we grow, these keep growing "no matter what".  Some small branches that were broken during installation will turn brown (cut them off or just leave them and they will fall off).      

Comments:  Leyland Cypress don't look too impressive when they are young.  As they mature they fill-in and become an excellent screening tree.  They can't be judged on height alone because they can vary greatly in their fullness (see photo below).  


Sizes & Prices


Please note:  Due to the need for expert planting we only sell 10' and taller Leyland Cypress when we are planting or the Customer has their own landscaper.


Leyland Cypress


7' Heavy  Leyland Cypress   $  95.00


12-14'   Leyland Cypress       $325.00      Limited Numbers

14-16'   Leyland Cypress      $375.00      

16' -18'     Leyland Cypress  $425.00      

18'-20'  Leyland Cypress      $525.00       

20'+      Leyland Cypress      $700.00         

Limited numbers of some sizes.


"Hedged" Leyland Cypress--scroll down





With a major housing development going up next door, these Leyland Cypress were installed. 

They made an immediate impact and will only get better (wish we had a "before" photo).



"Hedged" Leyland Cypress


LEFT  & RIGHT PHOTOS:  "Hedged" Leylands at our river growing fields.  

MIDDLE PHOTO:  Leylands make a very attractive hedge.  This is a mature hedge after several years pruning.  Beautiful.

"Hedged" Leyland Cypress

        While many people simply let their Leyland Cypress grow naturally, Leylands also make a very attractive hedge.  Leyland hedges can be kept to a desired height and width by pruning each year (see Mature Height and Mature Width notes below).  To help people achieve a hedge as fast as possible, each year we prune the sides of some of the Leyland Cypress we are growing.  These are our "Hedged" Leyland Cypress.  You can see this in the photo at left above.

          Note:  When "hedging" trees it is important to start pruning when the trees are small.  Stated another way, if you try to prune large trees into a hedge, when you trim the trees you will see too much of the brown interior and main branches (see photo below).  So if you want a tall hedge your choices are to start with smaller trees and prune them into a hedge as they grow, or use these "pre-hedged" trees which get you a tall hedge much quicker.  No matter which way you go you will need to prune the trees each year.


Foliage:   Evergreen               

Mature Hedged Height:    Hedged to desired height; 8' or taller.                 

Mature Hedged Width:     Hedged to desired width; 4' minimum, wider is better. 

See other "Attributes" --Soil, Sunlight, What to Expect the First Year, etc. --in main section above.

Pruning:  Will need to be pruned each year--one or two main prunings and possibly one or two clean-up prunings, depending on how much of a "finished" look you want.

Sizes & Prices

"Hedged" Leyland Cypress


Please note:  Due to the need for expert planting we only sell 10' and taller Leyland Cypress when we are planting or the Customer has their own landscaper.


14-16'      "Hedged" Leyland Cypress  $450.00   


16-18'    "Hedged" Leyland Cypress  $695.00         


18-20'    "Hedged" Leyland Cypress  $845.00  


 20' +       "Hedged" Leyland Cypress  $995.00    


Limited numbers of some sizes.  Please note that our supply of trees is constantly changing; please contact us to confirm availability.                                                   (1/21/18)



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Delivery & Planting Available

             We deliver and plant these trees.  Most of our planting projects are in Western Washington: Blaine, Bellingham, Everett, Edmonds, Mukilteo, Shoreline, Bothell, Seattle & the "East Side"--Bellevue, Woodinville, Kirkland, Issaquah, Sammamish, etc.--Renton, Kent, Federal Way, Tacoma, south to Olympia and all points in between; plus Leavenworth & Wentachee.  Further away, people often come pick up the trees here at the nursery and arrange for local planting.   Please see the "Advantages" section below for more information about our planting services and our company.



Before & After

"Hedged" Leyland Cypress 


Trying to prune large trees into a hedge results in dead material and trunks being exposed.





Privacy Tree Comparison Chart


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Easily compare the mature sizes, growing conditions, etc.

of all of our privacy trees.


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"I am really pleased with your work.  You saved me several thousand dollars, steered me away from trees that wouldn't work, provided healthy and beautiful trees, did a great job planting them, and did everything on time and on schedule.  You can quote me."                                                                          Jo, Vashon Island

"Our privacy bank of trees has done nothing but grow well into maturity.  Our back yard and deck area is totally private and the 10 trees your team planted [in 2005] are rich, leathery and dark green.  We remark on them every day it seems.  Please include me in any of your "Testimonials" as you would be hard pressed to find a more satisfied customer."                                                                                                                  Jim, Port Orchard

"For quality vs. value, your trees are the best landscape purchase I’ve ever made."    Jeff, Seattle


"Michael, I just wanted to pass along a note to tell you how thrilled I am with the trees.  The effect they have brought to our new courtyard in the front of our home here in Seattle has exceeded my expectations!"                                                                Chip Hanauer, Hydroplane Driver--Click Here to see his project.  

"I work in customer service so I know good service when I experience it and you have my top rating.  I would definitely recommend you to anyone who needs new landscaping.  Thanks again.”                    Carol, Camano Island

"By the way, the trees were a great privacy feature when we sold the last house!  We now have a much larger space . . "                                                                                                   Katherine, Fall City

“My compliments to your crew.  We’ve had a lot of contractors working on our house recently and we’ve seen the entire range; and your guys were excellent. The trees make things look so much better—I started smiling as soon as I saw them going in."                                                                                    Holly, Queen Anne

"You guys are the best nursery I've ever done business with! And I have dealt with a few. You did what you said you would, on time with attention to detail rarely found. From the beginning of the quote process all the way through to the last detail you made it easy. And you work to ensure that the trees will thrive after planting with detailed advice, a complementary irrigation system, and a website filled with useful information. Most nurseries will just dump off the goods and tell you best of luck, put some water on them. You provide a quality product that sets you apart. Your crew was friendly, polite and operated as a well organized team. I would recommend you without hesitation! Thanks for doing a great job!”                                                                                                   Ryan, Buckley

"We can not believe how beautiful your trees are.  The privacy is unbelievable. If you ever need a testimonial let us know.   Our yard is perfect!  We sit there and say "my oh my”!               Suzanne, Tacoma 

"I don't think I've ever been as happy with something I've purchased."                           Sarah, Sammamish

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1.  Privacy Tree Comparison Chart


2.  "Top Ten" Privacy Trees for Western Washington--Article


3.  Video of NurseryTrees.com's farm property, including trees labeled.


4.  Request a Free Estimate (no cost or obligation).


5 Add Value to your Property with Trees & Landscaping


6.  "Instant Privacy" Photos in Our Photo Gallery


7.  Delivery & Planting, Free Estimates & Customer Service


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