Leyland Cypress Hedge?
Hello - I'm hoping someone can provide some information about Leyland Cypress. I have been trying to identify a deer proof evergreen hedge for Zone 7 (long island). I'm considering Leyland Cypress but have some concerns about it's ability to be shaped into a tight hedge. Is it difficult to do, or is it just a matter of diligent pruning? I've seen some impressive pictures, but have never seen an actual example locally. If anyone can provide feedback and suggestions, like spacing, pruning requirements, etc... That would be appreciated. Also, I have heard some people say that Leyland's have a short life span, like 20 years? Does anyone have a comments on that?