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Leylandii Green 5L Pot


Cupressocyparis leylandii, commonly known as Leyland cypress, is a fast-growing evergreen tree that is a popular choice for hedges, screens, and windbreaks in landscaping. It is a hybrid species, resulting from a cross between two cypress trees, Cupressus macrocarpa (Monterey cypress) and Chamaecyparis nootkatensis (Alaskan cedar). The hybrid was first created in the mid-19th century by C.J. Leyland, hence the name Leyland cypress.

Characteristics of Cupressocyparis leylandii:

Growth: Leyland cypress is known for its rapid growth rate, making it a popular choice when a quick screen or hedge is desired. It can grow up to 3-4 feet per year under optimal conditions and can reach impressive heights of 60-100 feet (18-30 meters).

Foliage: The tree has soft, feathery, and scale-like leaves that are a vibrant green color. The foliage grows in dense sprays and has a fine texture.

Cone-like structures: Leyland cypress produces small, round, and inconspicuous cones that are typically less than an inch in diameter. These cones contain seeds, which are dispersed to facilitate reproduction.

Evergreen: Like its parent species, Leyland cypress is an evergreen tree, retaining its foliage throughout the year. This characteristic makes it an excellent choice for providing privacy and greenery during the winter months.

Uses of Cupressocyparis leylandii:

Hedges and screens: Leyland cypress is widely used as a hedging plant due to its dense growth and fast growth rate. When planted close together, it forms a thick and visually impenetrable barrier that provides privacy and blocks out noise and wind.

Windbreaks: The tree’s dense foliage and rapid growth make it an effective windbreak in open and exposed areas.

Ornamental purposes: Leyland cypress can be used as a specimen tree in larger landscapes, parks, or gardens, where its tall and majestic appearance can be appreciated.

Important considerations: While Leyland cypress has many desirable attributes, there are also some considerations to keep in mind:

Size: Leyland cypress can grow quite large, so it is not suitable for small gardens or confined spaces.

Maintenance: Its rapid growth means that regular pruning is necessary to maintain the desired shape and height. Neglecting pruning can result in an overly tall and potentially unstable tree.

Disease susceptibility: Leyland cypress can be susceptible to certain diseases, such as Seiridium canker and Cypress aphid infestations. Proper care and maintenance can help mitigate these issues.

Note: Before planting Leyland cypress, it’s essential to consider your specific climate and growing conditions, as well as the potential impact on the surrounding environment and neighboring properties. Always consult with local gardening experts or arborists for advice on the suitability and proper care of this tree in your area.

Delivery Times Ireland 3-5 working days


Growth rate
100cm per year

Planting Distance
2 or 3 per metre




Growth Rate
30cm per year


Planting Distance
4 per metre


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