The tree’s rapid growth of up to three feet per year, and potential peak height of over 66 feet, has caused problems when used as a hedge- casting heavy shade on neighboring property.
Leyland Cypress trees offer soft needles, a light scent, and excellent durability. Tradeoffs are branches of only moderate strength and limited growing region of the mid-latitude United States, thereby limiting availability.
Leyland Cypress Properties*
|Color||Varies from dark green to green-gray|
|Texture||Soft pointed needles, 0.1″ – 2″ long|
|Branch Strength||Light to moderate|
|Additional Information||First discovered in 1888 by C.J. Leyland in the South of Wales.|
* Every tree is different. Properties including quality and cost vary.
- Bluebird Christmas Tree Farm
- Czechmate on Wikimedia Commons
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- United States Department of Agriculture PLANTS Database