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Gold Rider Leyland Cypress

x Cupressocyparis leylandii 'Gold Rider'

Pronunciation: ku-pres-o-SI-pa-ris la-LAN-de-i
SKU #03164
5-9

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OVERVIEW
Description Considered one of the best golden conifers, this selection was found as a sport in the Netherlands. Open, horizontal branching covered with dense, bright gold-tipped needle-like sprays, contrasting with lime green interior foliage. A single plant makes a bright focal point in the garden, or plant en masse as an eye-catching hedge. Evergreen.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Conifer; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Moderately growing, upright tree; reaches 35 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise
Growth Rate Moderate
STYLE
Landscape Use Hedge, Privacy Screen, Windbreak
Design Ideas Considered one of the best golden conifers, this selection was found as a sport in the Netherlands. Its open, horizontal branching structure is covered with dense, bright gold-tipped needle-like sprays, contrasting with lime green interior foliage. A single plant makes a bright focal point in the garden, or plant en masse as an eye-catching hedge. This upright grower will reach 35 feet tall and 15 feet wide.
Foliage Color Yellow
Companion Plants Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Spirea (Spiraea); Rose (Rosa); Magnolia (Magnolia); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Potentilla (Potentilla)
CARE
Care Best in well-drained, average to enriched soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought in coastal and cool summer areas. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. May be pruned periodically to shape.

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