Cupressocyparis leylandii
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5a to 9b
Leyland cypress is a very picturesque, vigorous, upright-growing evergreen with a pyramidal form and pleasant green color. It can be constantly pruned to maintain size and shape. This plant is excellent for screening and mass plantings.
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Woody Ornamentals - Trees - Evergreen - Conifers
Growth Size:   Large Tree - 60 to 70 feet tall, 8 to 20 feet wide
Growth Habit:   Pyramidal
Features:   Easy To Grow, Long-lived, Screening
Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant (once established), Heat Tolerant, Water once a week in extreme heat
Attracts:   
Garden Ideas:   
Urban Minimalist, Formal
Flower features:    
that bloom in
Fruit & seed features:    small brown cones that will ripen in summer through fall
Foliage type and color:    Evergreen, Green
Landscape Uses:    Windbreak, Hedges
Accent, Mass Planting, Specimen
Leyland Cypress is a Moderate maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Large Tree - 60 to 70 feet tall, 8 to 20 feet wide
Growth Rate:   Fast
Spacing:   10-12 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering:   Moderate
Soil Types:      Well-Drained   Adapted to most soil types
General Plant Care:    Water your tree regularly in the first year after planting. Mulching can help conserve moisture and prevent weeds from competing for nutrients and water, but make sure mulch is limited to 2-3inches deep and does not pile up against the bark - no 'mulch volcanoes!'
General Planting Tips:    Trees do best when planted while dormant in fall or winter. Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Be sure to check how large your tree will be when fully grown, to avoid pruning chores or Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Remove tree from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the tree in the hole. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around tree, taking care to keep away from trunk. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching. Staking is generally not needed or recommended, as it can prevent the tree from growing strong roots.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Trees typically do not require fertilizer.
General Pruning suggestions:    Pruning should not be required if the tree is selected to fit the available space. If pruning is needed to maintain hight and shape, do not use wound paint over the cut - the tree will create its own 'scab'. You may wish to prune lower branches of deciduous trees as they grow taller to maintain a safe walking area underneath. Do not prune the 'leader' or main shoot of the tree.
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5a to 9b

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