Can you please look at my fence planting?
OK, a little background: Just moved into a new house this past December. The yard is basically a blank canvas, which is awesome but a little daunting. :) The first thing I wanted to do was this fence planting. From left to right, I have two Leylands, two Green Giants and a Cryptomeria. The goal is (as it always is): Fast privacy.
I googled and googled on spacing for these trees, and read everything from five feet to fifteen feet. I split the difference and planted everything at seven feet apart. But I know these trees probably have very different growth habits, and this distance might work for some but not others.
So, in real-life Tennessee garden experience, what do you guys think about planting distances for these trees? That Leyland on the far left is way too close to the fence at about three feet. I know.
I'm thinking I might need to tweak this in the fall. Suggestions? One thing I wish I'd done differently is alternate the Leylands and Green Giants, instead of having them in sets of two. I don't know why I did that.
Also, have any of you had problems with Leylands? My sister-in-law has Leylands in Knoxville; she said they've lost one or two but she loves the rest.
Thanks, and sorry this got so long!