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x Hesperotropsis leylandii 'Reco' has some common insect problems:
Bagworms in Ornamental Landscapes

Leyland Cypress Reco x Hesperotropsis leylandii 'Reco'

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Previously known as:

  • x Hesperotropsis leylandii 'Reco'
Description

Leyland Cypress 'Reco' or 'Shorty' is a compact growing dwarf cultivar of a needled evergreen tree.  It has olive green to blue needles and looks great planted in a container or as an accent or specimen plant.  It is a great choice for small spaces, patios or low hedges. 

Insects, Diseases and Other Plant Problems:  Deer can be a problem in the winter months.  Bagworm can be a serious issue.  It is also susceptible to canker and root rot.  

Some may find that the foliage can cause some skin irritation.  Gloves should be worn when handling.

More information on x Hesperotropsis leylandii.

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Tags:
#evergreen#small spaces#drought tolerant#specimen#cones#conifer#salt tolerant#showy leaves#woody#low maintenance#winter interest#dwarf#hedges#buffer#deer browsing plant#needled evergreen#dense#needled#screening#compact habit#sandy soils tolerant#clay soils tolerant#bird friendly#winter garden#compact#container plants
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#small spaces#drought tolerant#specimen#cones#conifer#salt tolerant#showy leaves#woody#low maintenance#winter interest#dwarf#hedges#buffer#deer browsing plant#needled evergreen#dense#needled#screening#compact habit#sandy soils tolerant#clay soils tolerant#bird friendly#winter garden#compact#container plants
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Hesperotropsis
    Species:
    leylandii
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    England
    Wildlife Value:
    Winter cover for birds.
    Play Value:
    Buffer
    Fragrance
    Screening
    Textural
    Wildlife Cover/Habitat
    Wind Break
    Dimensions:
    Height: 5 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Erect
    Pyramidal
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Its fruit is in the form of a cone.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    No flowers.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Soft
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    The foliage is blue to olive green needles.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Light Brown
    Red/Burgundy
    Surface/Attachment:
    Scaly
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Lawn
    Patio
    Recreational Play Area
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Barrier
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Poor Soil
    Salt
    Problems:
    Frequent Disease Problems
    Frequent Insect Problems