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× Cupressocyparis leylandii

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Description

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.

 

Cultivars:
  • 'Blue Eyes'
  • 'Castlewellan'
Tags:
#evergreen#cones#hedge#windbreak#upright#gray-green#cpp#screens
Cultivars:
  • 'Blue Eyes'
  • 'Castlewellan'
Tags:
#evergreen#cones#hedge#windbreak#upright#gray-green#cpp#screens
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cuprocyparis
    Species:
    leylandii
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Play Value:
    Wind Screen
    Dimensions:
    Height: 60 ft. 0 in. - 90 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 12 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Pyramidal
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    dark brown fruiting cones (to 3/4” across), each with 8 scales
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Flattened sprays of gray-green foliage on slender upright branches
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Light Brown
    Red/Burgundy
    Bark Description:
    scaly reddish-brown bark
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Design Feature:
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy