Golden Leyland Cypress

x Cupressocyparis leylandii 'Castlewellan'

A strong-growing, narrow upright evergreen with a dense branching habit that makes pruning unnecessary. New growth is bright golden yellow in flat sprays. Bronzy cool season coloring adds winter interest. A striking specimen tree that also works well for screening.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationku-pres-o-SI-pa-ris la-LAN-de-i
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 25 to 40 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateFast
Landscape UsePrivacy Screen, Specimen, Windbreak
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsGardenia (Gardenia); Bellflower (Campanula); Sweetspire (Itea); Potentilla (Potentilla); Spirea (Spiraea)

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

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