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Scientific Name: Cupressocyparis leylandii Dallim.& A.B.Jacks.
Recommended Temperature Zone:|
Sun Exposure: Full sun, tolerates part shade
Origin: Hybrid of Cupressus macrocarpa × Chamaecyparis nootkatensis
Growth Habits: Evergreen tree, fast growing, 12 to 70 feet tall (3.6-21 m), 12 to 15 feet wide (3.6-4.5 m), narrow, oblong crown; Reddish brown, with gray weathered strips when mature; green to bluish-green scale-like leaves, 0.06 to 0.12 inch long (3-6 mm), , arranged in flat sprays
Watering Needs: Moderate water, well drained soil
Propagation: Semi-ripe cuttings in late summer, not very easy.
His shape makes it a good Christmas tree in the southern U.S.
'Castlewellan Gold' - yellow new growth, with bronze foliage in winter, 25 to 40 feet tall (7.5-12 m) and 10 feet wide (3 m).
'Gold Pride', 'Golconda' - golden foliage, compact pyramidal form.
'Grelive' - bright green foliage, narrow pyramidal form, 60 feet tall (18 m), 15 feet wide (4.5 m).
'Hillspire' - bright green foliage, narrow pyramidal form.
'Moncal' - bright green foliage, 20 to 25 feet tall (6-7.5 m) and 6-8 feet wide (1.8-2.4 m) with a dense habit.
'Naylor's Blue' - bluish foliage, a pyramidal cultivar, up to 35 feet tall (10 m) and 15 feet wide (4.5 m), more open, and slower growing than the type.
Rarely fruits. They are round, brown, small cone, 0.5 to 0.76 inch in diameter (12-18 mm), with 8 scales, and about 5 seeds per scale.
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