Gold Rider Leyland Cypress
x Cupressocyparis leylandii 'Gold Rider'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||ku-pres-o-SI-pa-ris la-LAN-de-i|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderately growing, upright tree; reaches 35 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|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.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Spirea (Spiraea); Rose (Rosa); Magnolia (Magnolia); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Potentilla (Potentilla)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9