Monrovia - Emerald Isle® Leyland Cypress Spiral

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A neat, uniform shape that needs no trimming when used in natural form. Graceful yet strong, fairly narrow pyramidal growth with soft, bright green foliage on flat sprays. An excellent tall screen or windbreak. Use formal topiary shapes to accent borders or entryways, in containers or in the landscape. Evergreen.

Thrives in deep, well-drained, average to enriched soils, but highly adaptable. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates drought. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.


Average Size at Maturity Quickly reaches 20 to 25 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide, in natural form.
Bloom Time Conifer; prized for foliage.
Design Ideas A cold hardy alternative to Italian cypress that adds Mediterranean character to landscapes. Outstanding against warm colored stucco walls or in conjunction with rectangular Moroccan style swimming pools. Exploit the columnar form in formal garden design by using as a matched pair to flank doorway, gate, art or a fountain. Use in the English style to create a staccato background of deep green colonnade at the back of a mixed border. Tall enough to provide screening from neighboring second story windows when more tightly spaced.
Deciduous/ Evergreen Evergreen
Foliage Color Green
Garden Style Mediterranean
Growth Habit Pyramidal
Growth Rate Fast
Landscape Use Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden
Light Needs Full sun
Soil Needs All-Purpose Plant Food
Special Feature Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing
Water Needs Low
Watering Needs Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.