leyland cypress dying best course of action

nappahdog(7)December 5, 2012

we have 22 leylands around our fence line, most of which are looking healthy. a group of 4 have been dying from the tops down we have been removing the dead material and they are now more of a large shrub. anyway another next to these four has started dying from the top down. it is hard to tell if we are over or under watering , we have clay soil.

Is there anything we can do to prevent any future problems with the remaining healthy trees?

how often should we water? I feel along with the diseases they have they may have been over or under watered.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

nappahdog, I have no idea but This might help you.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 6:38PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

if you were to post this in the conifer forum.. you will learn all about the downsides of this conifer ... though you area already learning the prime one ...

because of your spacing ... which i am very impressed with.. i would find many other things .. and plant in between ...

this is a prime example of the failure of a monoculture ... if one starts going.. you MIGHT lose them all.. eventually ....

so start filling in.. so that in the years to come.. they have a chance to gain size.. should these ever need to be removed ... and dont limit yourself to conifers.. there are all kinds of shrubs.. that can be used ....

meanwhile.. what he said about trying to cure the disease which decimates this plant..

i wish you luck


    Bookmark   December 6, 2012 at 8:06AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Gardening in NC : Help Please
I am starting a garden at a local middle school in...
ID please
Found a bunch of these crawling around my rain barrel....
Miscoscopic silver insect
Hi, I need help for an identification. I found them...
Magnolia champaca- loosening of the leaves
As shown in the picture this Magnolia champaca planted...
Weird white stuff growing on my plants.
I've noticed weird stuff growing & spreading on...
Cheryl Tan
Sponsored Products
Chrome Concealed Thermostatic Triple Shower Faucet Valve 2 Outlets
Hudson Reed
Panama Jack Pacific Braided Rug - PF21R024X084R
$129.00 | Hayneedle
Meridian 2-Tier Chandelier by Hinkley Lighting
$1,199.00 | Lumens
Lucian Rustic Iron Top Adjustable Barstool
Bruck | Chroma Z15 SM Downlight with Glass Shade
$373.13 | YLighting
Safavieh Area Rug: Anatolia Sand/Walnut 9' 6" x 13' 6"
Home Depot
Perch Swingarm Wall Lamp by SONNEMAN Lighting
$290.00 | Lumens
Safavieh Area Rug: Anatolia Burgundy and Gold 8' x 8' Square
Home Depot
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™