Cypresses are pupular plants for hedging, topiaries, and privacy screens. They are easy to grow and require little maintenance once established. Cypresses can be planted in a row to create a living fence, or as stand-alone specimens.
When planting cypresses, it is important to choose the right location. Cypresses prefer full sun and well-drained soil. They are drought tolerant, but will not tolerate standing water. Cypresses can be planted year-round in most climates. In colder climates, it is best to plant in spring or fall.
To plant, dig a hole that is twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep. loosen the roots gently before placing the tree in the hole. Fill in with soil, and water well. Cypress trees do not require much fertilizer, but you can add a slow-release granular fertilizer to the planting hole.
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The best time to plant this plant is in late autumn, because the roots will have time to develop before the dry summer. The plant prefers full sun and well-drained soil.
It is drought tolerant, but does not like standing water. Cypress trees do not require much fertilizer, but a slow-release granular fertilizer can be added to the planting hole.
Cypresses can be pruned to shape, but it is best to do this in early spring. Cypresses are susceptible to a number of pests and diseases, including scale, aphids, mites, and root rot. Watch for these problems and treat accordingly.
With proper care, cypresses can be long-lived plants. They make an excellent choice for privacy hedges, living fences, topiaries, and stand-alone. You can order the cypresses online at Hedgeplants Heijnen.