Murray Cypress Tree

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Introducing the Murray Cypress Tree (X Cupressocyparis leylandii 'Murray') is a fantastic fluffy green version of the larger Leyland Cypress but with new and improved disease resistance and pest resistance! Bright green new growth ages to slightly darker green and you'll love its perfect shape when left to grow in its natural conical growth habit.

Fast-growing to their mature 30-40 feet in height and only spreading 6-10 feet wide, these evergreen trees hold their branches clear to the ground for sublime privacy and protection. The wonderfully straight stems and strong and stand up to the wind. Deer seldom bother with these trees but birds love to roost and nest in their dense, fluffy, soft needles.

The Murray Leyland Cypress Tree tolerates humidity and heat, and more moisture than other members of the family. Making them ideal for the southeastern US. Handling coastal sites and salt better too, occasional wet periods and damper soil (as long as it is well-drained) are no problem for this tree!

Planting and Application:

Handling high winds wonderfully, the dense branching and thick foliage offer year-round sound dampening, wind reduction, and even block drifting snow throughout USDA growing zones 6 to 10. You'll love creating living fencing and walls around your property, or enclosing your seating areas in lush privacy year-round!

Murray Cypress Tree grows pretty quickly, giving you a mean green screen in a hurry. Their tolerance for wet feet makes them great for use with Bald Cypress around water features, coastal regions, and in Rain Gardens where moisture from driveways or hills runs down and collects.

The narrow columnar growth puts this tree in contention with Italian Cypress and Arborvitaes as formidable hedging and space-saving garden punctuation with their slim profile! Each tree has a uniform look and is cloaked in green from top to bottom.

  • Full & Fluffy Evergreen Foliage
  • Very Fast Growing & Adaptable
  • Especially Suited To Hot & Humid Climates
  • Columnar/Conical Form
  • Fantastic At Blocking Sound, Wind & Snow
  • Year-Round Green Hedges, Living Fencing & Tall Landscape Punctuation

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Cypress needs a bit of extra care to get them established. The garden adage "First year, they sleep, the second year they creep and third year they leap", applies to many young trees, so baby them the first year, then watch them go! Plant in full sun and enriched, well-drained moist soil with a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch for best results. Cypress Trees are evergreens that do appreciate extra moisture during drought and extra water before winter. Avoid planting in unprotected locations that receive the brunt of drying northern winds in their colder USDA growing zone range. Use an anti-desiccant on your evergreens to help them through the winter months.

  • Full Sun
  • Average to Higher Moisture Needs
  • Heat & Humidity & Salt Tolerant
  • Most Enriched Well-Drained Soil Types
  • Prune Late Winter
  • Seldom Badly Damaged By Deer

Soft and fluffy, full and fast-growing, the Murray Cypress Tree will be your new favorite evergreen tree this year! Order disease-resistant hardy trees today from the experts at!

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Murray Cypress Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-10
Growing Zones 6-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name X Cupressocyparis leylandii 'Murray'
Type Evergreen
Mature Height 30 - 40 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 10 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring