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× Cupressocyparis leylandii

Common Name(s):
Leyland Cypress
Cultivar(s):
'Castlewellan' , 'Blue Eyes'
Category:
Trees
Comment:

Also known as "x Cuprocyparis leylandii". Fast-growing, upright, needled evergreen tree.  Has scaly reddish brown bark and attracive splays of gray-green needles.  It works well as screening, hedge plant, or windbreak, but must be pruned regularly to maintain a tidy appearance.  

Insects, Diseases,and Other Plant Problems:  Suseptible to bag worms, canker and root rot.

 

Height:
60-90 ft.
Flower:
Cones
Zones:
6-8
Habit:
Evergreen conifer
Site:
Grows best in full sun, moist, well-drained soil.
Texture:
Fine
Form:
Upright; pyramidal
Width:
12-15 ft.
Growth Rate:
Rapid
Leaf:
Flattened sprays of gray-green foliage on slender upright branches and dark brown fruiting cones (to 3/4” across), each with 8 scales.
Tags:
cones, cpp, upright, gray-green, windbreak, hedge, screen, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 2813

× Cupressocyparis leylandii × Cupressocyparis leylandii
Maggie, CC BY-NC-2.0
× Cupressocyparis leylandii × Cupressocyparis leylandii
Maggie, CC BY-NC-2.0
× Cupressocyparis leylandii × Cupressocyparis leylandii
Peter Birch, CC BY-NC-2.0