• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

× Cuprocyparis leylandii

Leyland cypress

Leyland cypress

© � RHS 2003

  • Other common names Leyland cypress

  • Synonyms Chamaecyparisleylandii
    Cupressocyparis leylandii

  • Genus × Cuprocyparis are large, very fast-growing evergreen trees of narrowly conical or columnar habit, with tiny scale-like leaves in dense sprays, and small spherical cones

  • Family Cupressaceae / Cupressaceae

  • Species x Cuprocyparis leylandii is a very fast-growing evergreen tree to 35m, flame-shaped in outline, with small dark green scale leaves in flat sprays

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Columnar_Upright#Columnar/Upright

  • Toxicity Foliage may cause skin irritation

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    Higher than 12 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    2.5-4 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    10-20 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in well-drained soil. Suitable for hedging but requires regular trimming. Fast growing

Propagation Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Hedging & Screens Architectural

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