Leyland Cypress

Hardiness Zones: 6 - 10
Average shipping height: 1-1 1/2'
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  • Bare Root
    Member Price $13.99
    Reg. Price $17.99
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    Member Price $34.99
    Reg. Price $52.50
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Noted for its rapid growth and slender shape, the Leyland cypress has found wide popularity over a large range of the United States. It grows well in a wide variety of soil and climate conditions and makes an excellent windbreak as it provides a dense barrier with good color all 12 months of the year. It also beautifies the landscape around homes, across campuses, and in parks.

  • Is fast-growing
  • Provides excellent screen and windbreak
  • Features soft, feathery needles
The Leyland Cypress Grows in zones 6 - 10

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Growth Speed


Scientific Name

x Cupressocyparis leylandii

Mature Height

60' - 70'

Mature Spread

15' - 25'

Shipping Height

1-1 1/2'

Sun Preference

Full Sun

Soil Preference

Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Drought, Loamy, Moist, Rich, Sandy, Well Drained

Wildlife Value

This tree provides negligible wildlife benefits, but it does provide winter cover for songbirds and game birds.


The Leyland Cypress tree is a natural hybrid that came about when a Monterey cypress accidentally crossbred with an Alaskacedar at England’s Leighton Hall in 1888. C. J. Leyland, brother-in-law of Leighton Hall’s owner at the time, planted seeds from the cones of an Alaskacedar that was fertilized by the Monterey cypress. This produced a tree that exhibited amazing growth rates, vigor and an attractive appearance.

The tree—named after the man who first planted its seed—has found wide popularity because of its legendary salt tolerance, thriving where many other trees will not grow. It has also spawned a wide variety of cultivars designed to enhance its natural beauty.

Planting Instructions

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