Common Name: Leyland cypress
Origin/Ecology: Garden origin
Habit: Columnar, oval-vertical, narrowly pyramidal, dense, growing to 30 m tall and 15 m wide. Can grow 4 m horizontally in 1 year.
Leaves: Light green scales in loose open sprays.
Leaf Arrangement: opposite
Flowers and Fruit: Red male cones, brown round seed cones, about 1 cm around. Usually no cones unless unpruned and big. Cones are larger than nutcatensis.
Bark: Stringly, single stem trunk, red to brown.
Water Use, Soil: Acidic to alkaline, well-drained.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Landscape Uses: Hedge row, screening, specimen plant, wind break
Limitations: Dieback, scale insects
Other Features: Tap roots