X Cupressocyparis leylandii
- Fast Growing
- Popular Privacy Screen Tree
- Soft, Feathery Needles
- Grows 60' to 70' with 15' to 25' Spread
- Zones 6 to 10
- Can't Ship To: AK, AZ, HI
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Zones 6 - 10
The Leyland Cypress can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Leyland Cypress falls into the following type(s): Evergreens
60' - 70' High
The Leyland Cypress grows to be 60' - 70' feet in height.
15' - 25' Spread
The Leyland Cypress has a spread of about 15' - 25' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a fast growth rate. [More about this.]
This cypress does well in full sun.
The Leyland Cypress grows in acidic, alkaline, drought tolerant, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, well drained, wide range, clay soils.
This cypress has columnar, oval, pyramidal shape.
Noted for its rapid growth and slender columnar shape, the Leyland Cypress tree has found wide popularity over a large range of the United States. It grows well in a wide variety of soil and climate conditions and makes an excellent wind break as it provides a dense barrier with good color all 12 months of the year.
Leyland Cypress provide negligible wildlife benefits, but it does provide winter cover for songbirds and game birds.
The Leyland Cypress tree is a natural hybrid that came about when a Monterey Cypress was cross bred with an Alaskan Cedar at Leighton Hall in England by a Mr. Naylor in 1888. The tree has found wide popularity because of its legendary salt tolerance, thriving where many other trees will not grow. It has also spawned a wide variety of cultivars designed to enhance its natural beauty.
Normal moisture requirement, with some drought tolerance.
This tree has fine, soft-green, pointed needles on flattened branches. Needles turn dark blue-green in maturity and hold color during the winter. They are aromatic when bruised.
The flower is a nondescript light brown.
The fruit is round; less than 1/2 inch; dry and hard.
This rapidly growing landscape evergreen has fine, feathery, soft-green pointed needles on flattened branches. Needles turn dark blue-green in maturity. Matures to a noble, dense, pyramidal outline. Tolerates many soils, and should be grown in full sun. Grows 60'-70' with a 15'-25' spread. (Zones 6-10)
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Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.