Emerald Isle® Leyland Cypress

x Cupressocyparis leylandii 'Moncal'

SKU
03051
A neat, uniform shape that needs no trimming when used in natural form. Graceful yet strong, fairly narrow pyramidal growth with soft, bright green foliage on flat sprays. An excellent tall screen or windbreak. Use formal topiary shapes to accent borders or entryways, in containers or in the landscape. Evergreen.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationku-pres-o-SI-pa-ris la-LAN-de-i
Average Size at MaturityGrows 25 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide in natural form.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseHedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsMagnolia (Magnolia); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Potentilla (Potentilla); Spirea (Spiraea); Rose (Rosa); Pomegranate (Punica)

Thrives in deep, well-drained, average to enriched soils, but highly adaptable. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates drought. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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