Common name: Leyland cypress, Leylandii
Native to: A hybrid from 2 N. American species - Monterey cypress and Nootka cypress.
A fast-growing coniferous evergreen tree much used, primarily for hedges and screens, owing to their rapid, thick growth. The tree is a hybrid, almost always sterile, and propagated mainly from cuttings.
Native / exotic: Exotic
Aspect: Full sun
Flowers: No flowers of significance
Growth habit: Upright, columnar
Hardiness: Hardy but not drought resistant
Height: Up to 20 metres
Spread: Up to 1 metre
Soil requirements: Well-drained soils.
Uses: Hedges and screens