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A picture of a × Cuprocyparis

× Cuprocyparis

× Cuprocyparis spp.

Cupressocyparis leylandii by W.Baumgartner (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

35m

Max

5m

Min

-63 to reach maturity

More images

Cupressocyparis leylandii
Leylandii - geograph.org.uk - 146076

Overview

This is a hybrid genus (between Cupressus and Xanthocyparis) forming columnar, fast-growing trees. Flattened, scale-like leaves are produced that are up to 3 mm in length. Care must be taken, as contact with this foliage may irritate the skin. Larger, female cones are spherical in shape, while the smaller, male cones are ovoid. Specimens are often grown as individual trees or as hedging.

Common problems

Propagation

Cuttings

Special Features

Wind break