Leyland Cypress

Leyland Cypress

A Fast Growing Beauty !


The fascinating story behind  “leylandii,”  as
it is commonly called, takes us back to England
in 1888.    Christopher Leyland commissioned
his nephew to create a garden which included
two North American conifers, the Montery and
the Nootka Cypress.

The hybrid cross occurred and has since become
a favorite ornamental of homeowners, landscapers
and makes a marvelous buffer for commercial and
highway screening.  It has also become a favorite
Christmas Tree because of its soft needles and
groomed symmetry.

Known to grow 50 feet in height with a 25 foot
spread the tree should be given ample room to grow.
It will tolerate drought,  poor soils and enjoys full
sun or partial shade.

For additional information here is a link to the USDA
Forest Service Fact Sheet on x Cupressocyparis leylandii
–Leyland Cypress.

Leyland Cypress & Nellie R Stevens Holly