Leyland Cypress x Cupressocyparis leylandii
Densely packed foliage is bright emerald green. Very fast growth, up to 3 feet per year in youth makes a quick solution to problem views or lack of privacy, though best reserved for estates or large commercial sites. Tolerant of most soils. Evergreen.
Highly adaptable, 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.
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 20 to 30 ft. in 10 years; 50 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide eventually.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Landscape Use||Privacy Screen, Specimen, Windbreak|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|