Cypress Leyland (P9)
Botanical name: X Cupressocyparis leylandii
Other names: Leyland cypress, Chamaecyparis leylandii, Leylandii x Cuprocyparis, Leylandii x Cupressocyparis, cupressus leylandii
Variety Description: leylandii is an extremely fast growing, evergreen coniferous tree. It has dark green dense foliage is columnar in habit with dense sprays and small round cones.
Spread: 10m Max
Height: 35m Max (10-20 years to achieve maximum height)
Uses: Perfect for a formal hedge
Plant in the spring or autumn in any moist well drained soil.
For hedging plant 3 x 2/3L plants per metre.
Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam.
Will tolerate most soils
Ideal Light: Partial Shade, Full Sun
Hardiness: -15 degrees Celsius
Pruning: Apart from the winter months regular pruning is required to maintain height and shape. Pruning should be restricted to new shoots as old wood will not re-sprout.