Cypress hedge

What is a Cypress hedge? What are its pros and cons?

Asked by lauren on 16th Aug 2022
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"It is a member of the leylandi family and is one of the fastest growing trees in the uk and has to be trimmed regularly especially on the top.Can grow upto 30/40 ft high so consequently is a regular topic of conversation at council/neighbourhood watch meetings"
Answered on 16th Aug 2022 - Member since Apr 2022 - report

It's a popular hedging plant used for creating privacy etc.

Downside is its very fast growing and requires frequent maintenance.

Answered on 16th Aug 2022 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
"The Italian cypress tree has many pros, including that it is evergreen, has a graceful columnar shape, is fire resistant, and is fast growing. A con is that the tree has specific climate needs, can be prone to certain diseases and parasites, and its shape and size may not suit your garden.

It is important to know as much about a tree as possible before choosing to plant it. Investigating the Italian cypress tree allows you to make an informed decision on the appropriateness of the tree for your garden."
Answered on 30th Nov 2022 - Member since Nov 2022 - report
"Fast growing, dense hedge. Needs maintaining to the right height as it does not regrow from old cut back wood.
Effective at shielding noise and nosey neighbours but can suck a lot of water and nutrients out of soils."
Answered on 16th Aug 2022 - Member since Aug 2022 - report
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