• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 20 to 25 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide, in natural form.
    Key Feature:
    Graceful Specimen Tree
    Conifer; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ku-pres-o-SI-pa-ris la-LAN-de-i
    Plant type:Conifer
    Sunset climate zones:3 - 24
    Growth habit:Pyramidal
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 20 to 25 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide, in natural form.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.
    Garden styleMediterranean
    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.
    Companion PlantsMagnolia (Magnolia); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Potentilla (Potentilla); Spirea (Spiraea); Rose (Rosa); Pomegranate (Punica)
  • Care
    Care Information
    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.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    The x Cupressocyparis group of conifers is a unique intergenera hybrid that crosses Cupressus, the true cypress with Chamaecyparis, the false cypress. The Leyland cypress group is parented by two native forest trees of the American west. The Monterey cypress, Cupressus macrocarpa and Chamaecyparis nootkatensis, the Nootka false cypress. The first of these leyland hybrids was introduced in 1888 with this 20th century hybrid originating in Ireland.


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