The Leyland cypress is an evergreen tree grown widely in many states across the U.S. Since it is hardy from zones 6 to 10, it grows better in climates with milder winters. Leland cypress can reach heights of 60 to 70 feet, with spreads of 15 to 25 feet, making them a massive statement in your yard. Leyland cypresses are easy to care for and make a good barrier plant in place of a fence.
Plant your Leyland cypress in full sun. Leyland cypress aren't picky about soil type.
Water your Leyland cypress often while it is under a year old. Water it two times a week for about 10 minutes each watering. Once the Leyland cypress is over a year old, water it once every 2 weeks for 10 minutes per watering.
Fertilize your Leyland cypress twice a year, in the spring and the fall, with either compost, manure or a cup of 10-10-10.
Mulch the ground around your Leyland cypress to prevent weed growth.
Prune your Leyland cypress twice a year, in the spring and fall. Remove dead, damaged or over-reaching branches. Trim it into a neat shape if you want it to look stately.