Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Fast growing 20 to 25 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide in natural form.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Easy Care Plant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Does not flower
Botanical Pronunciation:ku-pres-o-SI-pa-ris la-LAN-de-i
Plant type:Conifer
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Sunset climate zones:3 - 24
Growth habit:Pyramidal
Growth rate:Fast
Average landscape size:Fast growing 20 to 25 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide in natural form.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Does not flower
Garden styleMediterranean
Design IdeasA cold hardy alternative to Italian cypress that adds Mediterranean character to landscapes. Outstanding against warm colored stucco walls or in conjunction with rectangular Moroccan style swimming pools. Exploit the columnar form in formal garden design by using as a matched pair to flank doorway, gate, art or a fountain. Use in the English style to create a staccato background of deep green colonnade at the back of a mixed border. Tall enough to provide screening from neighboring second story windows when more tightly spaced.
Companion PlantsPlant with sun loving Mediterranean plants that lend color to the beautiful green foliage of Leylandii like Rosemary, Lavender, Rock Rose, Shrub Rose, and Pomegranate.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: winter.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
The x Cupressocyparis group of conifers is a unique intergenera hybrid that crosses Cupressus, the true cypress with Chamaecyparis, the false cypress. The Leyland cypress group is parented by two native forest trees of the American west. The Monterey cypress, Cupressus macrocarpa and Chamaecyparis nootkatensis, the Nootka false cypress. The first of these leyland hybrids was introduced in 1888 with this 20th century hybrid originating in Ireland.