Hi again Gerry.
It’s hard to get good advice on leylandii, as most people just say that they’re an awful tree, & to get rid of them. However I don’t submit to the bad press they get, & planted very young trees, along my external border, with the intention of not letting them grow any higher than 3 meters.
They were bare root when planted in November last. I am slightly concerned that the tips of the branches on quite a few of them are starting to turn an orangey brown colour.
I took a photo of the problem & uploaded it to here: https://xs226.xs.to/xs226/08150/leylandii955.jpg
to show what I mean. Feel free to use the pic for your database if you like.
I hope it’s not too serious a problem, & that it can be overcome, as a lot of hard work has gone into planting these trees. Thanks again.
Leyland cypress would normally be started from pot-grown plants and bare-rooted ones would be slighlty risky. Some have turned brown and are probably dead or dying. Some may recover but others will have to be replaced.