The leylandii is a fast-growing tree, and it’s no surprise that many people want to plant them in their garden. But how do you plant one? Things you need to know when planting a leylandii:
- The Leylandii is an evergreen tree, so it will keep its leaves all year round. This means that it can grow very quickly, and if you’re not careful, it can become a nuisance.
- Leylandii trees like full sun, so make sure you plant it in a spot that gets plenty of sunlight. It can tolerate partial shade.
- Leylandii trees are also quite drought tolerant, so they don’t need much watering once they’re established.
- When planting your leylandii tree, dig a hole that’s twice as wide as the tree’s root ball. This will give the roots plenty of room to spread out. Also remove any grass around the trench as this will prevent weeds from growing. You can use a herbicide to kill grass and other weeds before planting.
- Fill the hole with water and let it drain before planting the tree. This will help the roots get established.
- Backfill the hole with soil, and water the tree well. Water it for at least 3 months or until the roots are fully established.
Now that you know how to plant a leylandii tree, you can enjoy its fast growth and evergreen foliage in your garden for years to come.
A few tips:
- Trim the leylandii in early spring to keep it in shape
- Do not fertilize too much as this can worsen the symptoms of canker
- Provide the young plant with enough water so it can establish itself.