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Leyland Cypress


"Hedged" Leyland Cypress (see below)

x Cupressocyparis leylandii




Leyland Cypress at our nursery field


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



Leyland Cypress--Natural  


"Starter" Trees

"Starter" Leyland Cypress

          These are nice potted Leyland Cypress trees that we plant in our fields when we start a new crop and we also order extra to sell to the public.  These are a good size for a homeowner to plant themselves--potted trees are easier to handle than B&B trees and they don't need to be planted immediately.  There are two Starter Trees available:

"Natural"--shown in the left photo, and "Sheared"--shown in the right photo. 


          The "Sheared" trees have two advantages over the "Natural":  The shearing of the trees causes their branching to be tighter and bushier than the "Natural" trees, and the sheared trees are also a better way to start a Leyland hedge--shearing results in a tighter hedge that can be kept narrower right from the start.


          Customers can pick-up these trees at the farm, have them delivered, and we can also plant these trees for you.


Sale Prices:

5' "Natural" Leyland Cypress in pots:  $59.95 each; $54.95 for 20 or more

6-7' "Sheared" Leyland Cypress in pots:  $69.95 each; $64.95 for 20 or more


Larger Leyland Cypress:  

 Please Note:  The below trees are only available if we or another landscape professional also does the planting.  Why?   

     6-7'    Leyland Cypress  B&B  $100.00  (photo below)

    7-8'     Leyland Cypress  B&B  $150.00 

   8-10'    Leyland Cypress B&B   $235.00   

10-12'    Leyland Cypress B&B   $325.00    

12-14'    Leyland Cypress B&B   $425.00      

14'-16'    Leyland Cypress B&B   $525.00     

16' -18'   Leyland Cypress B&B  $625.00         

18'-20'   Leyland Cypress B&B   $895.00     Sold Out                                                             (02/06/24)




6-7' Leyland Cypress at our nursery field





"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--"Starter Trees"--see "Starter Trees" in previous section


   6-7'     Leyland Cypress    $90.00    

  7-8'     Leyland Cypress   $120.00   



"Hedged" Leyland Cypress--Larger Trees


Please Note:  The following trees are too large for a homeowner to plant themselves:


10-12' "Hedged" Leyland Cypress    $425.00     Sold Out


12-14' "Hedged" Leyland Cypress    $525.00      Sold Out


14-16'    "Hedged" Leyland Cypress  $625.00     Sold Out 


16-18'    "Hedged" Leyland Cypress  $745.00         


18-20'    "Hedged" Leyland Cypress  $945.00      Sold Out




Please note that our supply of trees is constantly changing; please contact us to confirm availability.                                               (06/12/23)                                                                                                                                                                                                                    


Delivery & Planting Available

         We deliver and plant these trees.  "Planting" includes a watering system, staking if necessary, and a one year warranty for no additional charge.  Our planting "Service Area" is the greater Puget Sound area of Western Washington: Bellingham, Mt. Vernon, 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 Highway 2 to Leavenworth & Wenatchee.  If you are not in this area, sorry but we will not be able to plant for you.  

        Click Here for more information about our planting services and/or see the "Advantages" section below.   






Before & After

"Hedged" Leyland Cypress 


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






This Chart helps you easily compare mature sizes, growing conditions, etc.

for all of our privacy trees.








See our Trees Growing in the Fields!




We have a beautiful 8 minute drone video of our Snohomish tree farm

 with many of the trees identified.   Click here






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Privacy Trees:  We are a nursery tree farm specializing in Privacy Trees for screening.  We sell retail & wholesale, for residential and commercial projects and we "deliver & plant" our trees.  Our most common project is planting a line of privacy trees for a homeowner.  We have several thousand privacy trees growing at our Snohomish farm.  Plus we have many years' experience in "what works where", professional planting services, ongoing support, and thousands of satisfied customers.  Buying directly from a grower has great advantages--fresh trees, great selection, and low prices--you maximize your purchasing power.  We also have privacy trees that are not available elsewhere, such as our "Hedged Privacy Trees" and "Thin Man" Arborvitae.  You can see our hedged and natural privacy trees in our beautiful 8 minute YouTube Farm Video.

Ornamental Trees:  We also have a nice selection of Ornamental Trees, with many of our trees being on the "Great Plant Picks" list for the Pacific Northwest.

Delivery & Planting:  We usually deliver & plant our trees for Customers.  Click here for more information.

Free Estimates:  We will help you determine which trees are right for your project, and provide you with free, no-obligation estimates.  This is often accomplished by e-mail and phone, usually first using our online Free Estimate Request Form.  Where necessary, we will send one of our experts out to review the project (no cost or obligation).  More information

Location:  We’re conveniently located just 15 minutes north of Woodinville.  Here's a link to our "Directions" page.  Please also read the next section. 

Farm Visits:  We are a working farm not a retail nursery so we don't keep regular retail hours; instead we set up appointments so that we can focus on your project.  This is particularly important during our busy seasons.  Here's a link to more information about why "appointment only" is the best approach.  So please set-up an appointment instead of "just coming out".  Thank you.  (425) 343-2650;

Covid-19 Precautions:  Covid-19 caused us to make some changes in the way we do things.  For a detailed break-down of these steps please see our "Covid-19 Precautions" webpage.  These can change with the "ebb and flow" of the Covid virus and we respect any steps a person wants to take to protect themselves.

Payment:  We don’t require any money “up front”—you only pay when the job is completed (unusual exceptions to this are large/special projects or lengthy “holds” on trees).  Be careful of contractors asking for “up front” money; they might not come back!

 Warranty & Support:  When we plant your trees we include staking (if necessary), transplanting fertilizer, and an easy-to-use watering system that hooks into your garden hose.  More information.  We also give a one year Warranty on trees we plant, for no additional charge.  More information   We have a detailed “Care of Your Trees” section of our website, and provide ongoing support--we're available to answer your questions as your new trees grow.  More information 

Customer Service:  We pride ourselves on our Customer Service—real people answering the phone.  We have an "A+" rating with the Better Business Bureau (their highest rating), are an Angie's List Super Service Award winner, have excellent reviews on Yelp, Google, etc. and a 100% satisfaction rating with eBay. 


Our Business:  We’ve been in business since 1995 and have a dedicated, experienced staff, most of whom have been with us for many years.  See: "About Us" for our history.  We are a registered Washington State contractor (License Number: NURSEL*956J1).  More information   Be sure to hire a registered contractor  --  to go to the Department of Labor & Industries website to check a contractor's registration, click here.  As it says there:  "Unregistered contractors carry no bond or insurance to protect consumers.  Consumers can face serious issues if anything goes wrong on a job."   These liability risks are in addition to fraud, poor workmanship, worthless warranties, etc.  We are fully bonded and insured, of course.

 Customer Satisfaction:  Most important of all is what our customers think of us:

"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

"The [new] trees were a great privacy feature when we sold the last house!  We now have a much larger space we want to talk with you about . . "                                                                                   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

Many More Testimonials (click here)





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