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Growth of Leyland, Green Giant and Cryptomeria in one year

Posted by connietn (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 7, 09 at 18:19

I thought someone might find this interesting:

We planted a row of evergreens along our fence line last year. About this same time last year, I took pictures of the whole line and pieced them together. The first picture, left to right: Leyland, Leyland, Green Giant, Green Giant, Cryptomeria. We bought varying sizes, picking them up here and there. It has been really interesting to see how they grew - and I did learn that if you plant a small tree, it will catch right up to the larger ones in no time!

Second year, left to right (we made a couple of changes in the lineup early this spring): Emerald Green, Emerald Green, Leyland, Green Giant, Green Giant and Cryptomeria.

Notice especially how quickly the small Leyland caught the Green Giants. We have a row of Leylands in the backyard too, and even the smallest one has caught up to the largest one we planted.

GROW, TREES, GROW!!!


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RE: Growth of Leyland, Green Giant and Cryptomeria in one year

Bumping this down.


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RE: Growth of Leyland, Green Giant and Cryptomeria in one year

Thanks for sharing. This was very helpful to me.


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RE: Growth of Leyland, Green Giant and Cryptomeria in one year

Is that Leyland cypress? Curious cause i planted a small 1 ft tall one. Growth rate is supposed to be fast but.....


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RE: Growth of Leyland, Green Giant and Cryptomeria in one year

Yes, the same Leyland is second from left in the first picture, third from left in the bottom picture. I'd say it has grown three feet in a year.

I wish now I had given it a little more room. I went by the UT Extension Office recommendations for a screen planting (5'-7'). I guess it will be OK, but I think 10' might have given it a little more elbow room. Oh well! Everywhere I looked reported a different mature width for these. I just sort of tried to split the difference...


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RE: Growth of Leyland, Green Giant and Cryptomeria in one year

  • Posted by brandon7 6b (like 7b now) TN (My Page) on
    Thu, Jun 11, 09 at 13:52

Here's a picture of a mature Leyland. It's just over 120' tall and the trunk is over a yard in diameter.


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RE: Growth of Leyland, Green Giant and Cryptomeria in one year

Wowsers! Brandon, I never knew they got that big! Is that one on your property?


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RE: Growth of Leyland, Green Giant and Cryptomeria in one year

  • Posted by brandon7 6b (like 7b now) TN (My Page) on
    Thu, Jun 11, 09 at 16:09

Nope, it's a free-use picture from the Wikimedia Commons. I think that one is actually somewhere over in Europe, if I remember correctly.


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RE: Growth of Leyland, Green Giant and Cryptomeria in one year

Ha! I knew Brandon would post that photo!


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