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How to Grow X Cupressocyparis leylandii Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Leyland cypress 'Castlewellan'

Leyland cypress 'Castlewellan'

X Cupressocyparis Leylandii photograph by Cob Lands.


X Cupressocyparis leylandii Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: X Cupressocyparis leylandii
  • Common Name: Leyland cypress 'Castlewellan'
  • Growing Zone: USA: 6 to 10
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Tree

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 300 to 600
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 179 to 300
  • Time of Bloom:
  • Flower Details:
  • Leaf Foliage: Blue, Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Columnar, Oval, Pyramidal

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Partially shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Quick
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture:

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Medium
  • Propagation: Propagate from semi-hardwood cuttings
  • How to Prune: Not needed, but can be trimmed and shaped
  • Pests: Conifer aphids, scale insects
  • Diseases: Canker

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of:
  • Best Garden Use: Border, Christmas tree, Hedge, Screen, Seashore, Specimen
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: Is not a native plant of N. America, Does not bloom
  • Genus Detail: X Cupressocyparis
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here