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Cupressocyparis leylandii on the Barcham Trees nursery
Cupressocyparis leylandii on the Barcham Trees nursery
The foliage of Cupressocyparis leylandii
Cupressocyparis leylandii on the Barcham Trees nursery
Cupressocyparis leylandii on the row of the Barcham Trees nursery
Small Leyland Cypress, Leyland, Leylandii, Conifer from this batch
Large Leyland Cypress, Leyland, Leylandii, Conifer from this batch
Cupressocyparis leylandii sample video

Cupressocyparis leylandii

Leyland Cypress, Leyland, Leylandii, Conifer

Estimated fully grown height 20m+

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Product Details

Small sized specimens are 2-2.5m tall and Large sized specimens are 3-3.5m supplied in a 100L container.

Cupressocyparis leylandii, also commonly referred to as Leylandii or Leyland, is the conifer that we all love to hate!  It is a cross between Chamaecyparis nootkatensis and Cupressus macrocarpa and is Britain’s most known tree; perhaps for all the wrong reasons!

This evergreen conifer has scale like leaves and a dark green, dense appearance.  It is often used for evergreen screening and is Europe’s fastest growing conifer, which is often the reason that it is planted, and then becomes a nuisance as it is rather too large for most urban gardens.  That said, it does make a super hedge if managed and it is management that is the key, as once out of hand these conifers are difficult to tame.

Single specimen and avenue planting of Cupressocypairs leylandii look fantastic, these conifers naturally retain a dense columnar shaped crown and are eye catching on the horizon in the depths of winter.  In parkland these conifers have enough space to reach their full potential without causing nuisance.

Leylands are quite remarkably tough trees; they will grow well on most well drained soils, including chalk, and can withstand salt laden wind, so are a useful evergreen for coastal plantings. 

Be careful to plant this tree with the future in mind, whether you are going to allow it to grow to its full potential, or control as a hedge, attention should be given to the fact this is an extremely fast growing tree.  It is still unknown what heights Leylandii are capable of reaching at maturity; currently the oldest one is 40m tall and still growing!


Tree Specification

Tree Location
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree
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Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

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Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

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