X Cupressocyparis leylandii
Leyland Cypress is an strongly upright growing large evergreen shrub to medium size tree with scale-like green to blue-green foliage. Useful as a tall screen, but often planted in situations in which it rapidly overgrows the intended site.
Plant Habit or Use:
Shrub, large shrub, upright conifer, tree, small tree, medium tree, topiary
sun, partial sun
Tiny globose woody cones, seldom produced.
30 ft to 50 ft (70 ft)
8 ft to 15 ft
Explanation of the Earth–Kind® Index breakdown
- Heat Tolerance: High Heat Tolerance
- Water Requirements: Low Water Use
- Soil Requirements: Low Soil Requirements
- Pest Tolerance: Low Pest Resistance
- Fertility Requirements: Low Fertility Requirements
USDA Hardiness Zones:
6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Regions that intersect these hardiness zones:
Click image for enlarged map of USDA Hardiness Zones
Region A - Panhandle and High Plains• Region B - North and Central Texas• Region C - Northeast and East Texas• Region D - West Texas• Region E - Upper Rio Grande• Region F - Hill Country and Central Coast• Region G - Southeast Texas• Region H - Rio Grande Valley
Trunk canker, twig blight, and bagworm infestations have all proven damaging as plants were overused. Use in moderation.