Once again, the ever-popular Leyland Cypress trees are available at Rudy’s Happy Patch Market. They fill the entry display table at the market, after a brief disappearance.
“We try to have Leyland Cypress throughout the year,” says market manager Charles Tanner. “We sold out last week, but a new shipment has arrived.”
Why are these trees so popular? They are used largely as barrier and border landscaping, and their fast growth and large coverage area makes them an ideal choice. Additionally, they are very hardy trees, with minimal but proper care.
Proper planting and care of the tree is key, including ample spacing and appropriate watering and fertilization. Charles notes, “The acidity of the soil is like American Cedar – about 6.5 per cent. You can contact the county agent for an accurate check of your soil.”
Tanner invites passersby to stop at Happy Patch Market and select prime plants for that special area. Tanner reminds customers of the proper fertilization for maximum and quickest growth. "The acidity of the soil is like American Cedar, about 6.5 percent. You can contact the county agent for an accurate check of your soil," added Tanner.
In the photo above, Jeffrey Bowen, left, assists market manager Charles Tanner with a display of Leyland Cypress at Rudy’s Happy Patch Market.