Callitropsis leylandii

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Callitropsis leylandii (Leyland Cypress)

Leyland Cypress

One of our most popular plants. Used throughout the region to acheive a quick screen. An excellent choice to hide unsightly neighbors. In the landscape Leyland Cypress will grow about 3 feet each year which makes it a great choice for projects that need quick results. This plant tolerates some drought and salt well and will grow in dry soil. Suitable soil is well-drained/loamy, sandy or clay. The pH preference is an acidic to alkaline (less than 6.8 to more than 7.7) soil. Leyland Cypress grows in full sun on a wide range of soils, from acid to alkaline, but looks its best and stays most healthy on moderately fertile soil with sufficient moisture. It is tolerant of pretty severe pruning. The plant appears to recover after the entire top half of the plant is removed. It grows well in clay soil and tolerates poor drainage for only a short period of time. It also is very tolerant of salt spray. Often used as a Christmas tree.


Height
25-50 Feet

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Spread
15-25 Feet

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USDA Hardiness Zone 6A to 10A

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Screening
Evergreen
Border
Exposure
Sun
Growth Rate
Fast
Habit
Upright
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
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