Lawsons Cypress Hedge
Lawson’s Cypress also known as the false cypress is one of the fastest growing conifer hedges available, the beautiful blue-green evergreen foliage provides privacy and shelter year round. It’s also an excellent windbreak and grows well in dry, windy environments.
Details Lawsons Cypress Hedge
- Fast Growing
- Plant location: partial sunny location
- Plant depth: 15 cm
- Plants required: 4 per metre
- Hardiness: -15 Celsius
- Harmful if eaten
- Preferred soil: Peaty Soil
How to take care of Cypress Hedge
In general : Cypress Hedge dislike wet feet, therefore plant in well-drained soil which has been improved with some compost, you can improve soil drainage by mixing in some sand or grit to the planting holes.
Cypress Hedge have strong preference for sandy, acidic soils. At the start of winter water the Cypress Hedge well so that they go into the winter with a moisture boost. As Cypress Hedge are evergreen trees, they keep on dehydrating all winter long.
Avoid shading the base of the plant to prevent the lower part also turning brown – it does not stand shade. Do not apply fertilizer until your trees have been in the ground for at least 6 -8 weeks. It could burn the new roots.
During Feb and March add some Natural Kieserite (Magnesium Sulphate) on top of the soil to improve the foliage colour, if you cannot obtain it, organic fertilizer will suffice. Cypress Hedge require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned to remove any dead and old wood.