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Other common names
Chamaecyparis � leylandii � Cupressocyparis leylandii
× 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
Cupressaceae / Cupressaceae
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
Toxicity Foliage may cause skin irritation
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Higher than 12 metres
Grow in well-drained soil. Suitable for hedging but requires regular trimming. Fast growing
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Hedging & Screens
No pruning required, but can be trimmed and shaped as required as long as cuts are confined to young green shoots. Old wood will not resprout
Can get conifer aphids and scale insects
May be subject to a canker
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