Gold Rider Leyland Cypress x Cupressocyparis leylandii 'Gold Rider' #7

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Considered one of the best golden conifers, this selection was found as a sport in the Netherlands. Open, horizontal branching covered with dense, bright gold-tipped needle-like sprays, contrasting with lime green interior foliage. A single plant makes a bright focal point in the garden, or plant en masse as an eye-catching hedge. Evergreen.

Best in well-drained, average to enriched soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought in coastal and cool summer areas. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. May be pruned periodically to shape.

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Average Size at Maturity Moderately growing, upright tree; reaches 35 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.
Bloom Time Conifer; prized for foliage.
Design Ideas Considered one of the best golden conifers, this selection was found as a sport in the Netherlands. Its open, horizontal branching structure is covered with dense, bright gold-tipped needle-like sprays, contrasting with lime green interior foliage. A single plant makes a bright focal point in the garden, or plant en masse as an eye-catching hedge. This upright grower will reach 35 feet tall and 15 feet wide.
Deciduous/ Evergreen Evergreen
Foliage Color Yellow
Garden Style Asian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
Growth Habit Pyramidal
Growth Rate Moderate
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 Dense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water Needs Low
Watering Needs Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.