Gold Rider Leyland Cypress

x Cupressocyparis leylandii 'Gold Rider'

SKU
03164
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.
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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 MaturityModerately growing, upright tree; reaches 35 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasConsidered 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorYellow
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseHedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.

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

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 10

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