Murray Cypress is FASTER GROWING than the regular Leyland Cypress (‘Leighton Green’), has a DARKER GREEN color, and may be MORE RESISTANT to fungus. Murray Cypress is an evergreen tree hardy in zones 6 – 9, grows to 50 ft high, 12 ft wide. It grows BETTER on more marginal sites than the regular Leyland Cypress. Plant as close as 6′ for a solid privacy hedge. The Murray Cypress specimen in the picture is of a 9 year old that has been pruned as a Christmas Tree.