Scientific Name: Cupressus x leylandii
Common Name: Leyland cypress
Family Name: Cupressaceae
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 °C)
Plant Type: Conifer
Mature Size: 22 - 30m x 10 - 15m (height x width)
Habit: Dense
Form: Columnar, Oval - vertical, Pyramidal - narrowly
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Hedge row, Screening, Specimen plant, Wind break
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Alkaline, Well-drained
Leaves: Scale-like, Opposite, Imbricate, Leathery, Glabrous, Lustrous, Deltoid, Rhomboidal, Entire
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Yellow, Brown, Mar-Apr
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), Brown, Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
Leaves scale-like (awls, if present, are not sharp pointed), most 1-3mm long of fine branchlets, yellow-green to blue-green cvs.; pollen cones yellow-brown at branchlet tips; seed cones mostly 1.5-1.8cm round when just ripe (shrink to ab out 1cm roung when dried), usually with 8 scales.