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Leyland Cypress, Golden

Cupressocyparis leylandii Castlewellan

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  • Root Type/Plant Size

    Pot Grown, 30-50cm (12-20ins) (In Stock)

  • £3.99
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1+ 5+ 50+ 250+
Price per item for 1+ 5+ 50+ 250+
Pg 30-50cm
  • Plant Types & Availability - More information

    Pg = Pot Grown

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Very fast growing, dense, evergreen golden conifer. It will make a splendid specimen tree, columnar with a narrow, dense, conical top. Grows 60-75cm (30ins - 3ft) a year. It makes a good dense hedge and can be kept relatively low and narrow if regularly clipped but do not cut back into the brown wood as it will not re-generate. Leyland Cypress is a hybrid of Monterey cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa) and Nootka cypress (Cupressus nootkatensis). As a hybrid it is almost always sterile, so is propagated mainly by cuttings..

HEDGE Trim in September. Plant 60cm (2ft) apart for 1.8m (6ft) hedge. For taller hedges or screens the planting distance should be about a quarter of the proposed height.

CONIFER 14 x 4.6m (45 x 15ft) in 20 years, ultimate height not yet known, possibly the same as the green form 30m+ (100ft+).

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Leyland Cypress, Golden is available as:

Pg = Pot Grown

Pot Grown Plants

These are normally sold in small 9cm wide pots, unless a different pot size is shown (where the pot size is shown in litres). Pot grown plants can be planted at any time of the year.


Pot Grown are generally available all year.

If a plant is currently out of stock because it is out of season (for example, bare rooted plants in summer) or we have sold out but we are expecting more to be available you can pre-order the plant. We only charge credit/debit cards when an order is despatched, not when an order is placed.

Planting Distances for planting as a Hedge

We recommend planting Leyland Cypress, Golden in a single row between 60cm/2ft apart for 1.8m/6ft Hedge and 1.4m/4.5ft apart for 5.5m/18ft Hedge:

Planting closer will mean the plants will grow together and form a hedge quicker, but requires more plants.

To calculate the number of plants needed for a length of hedging, click on Planting Distance Calculator above.

Planting Guide & RootGrow

We recommend planting with RootGrow. The recommended amount for RootGrow for an order will be shown in your shopping basket.

We will send out a planting guide with your order, you also can find a guide to planting here.


Hedging - As a general rule, plants grown for hedging need pruning to encourage side branching. Usually the harder a plant is pruned the bushier it will be. If they are not pruned there is a danger that the hedges will be thin and bare at the base and that the tips of the plants will die back. If the plant is naturally bushy, less or sometimes no pruning will be needed to achieve a dense hedge.

Leyland Cypress, Golden: Prune any straggly or untidy shoots, otherwise no immediate pruning is required.

    • SKU
  • Native/Wildlife/Evergreen
    • Native
    • Evergreen/Deciduous
    • Keeps Leaves in Winter
  • Soil and position
    • Suitable for any normal soil and position, and
      Suitable for Costal Areas
  • Plant Height and Growth
    • Hedge Height
      1.8m+ (6ft+)
    • Approx. Ultimate Height
      30m (100ft)
    • Average Growth per Year
      60 - 75cm (2 - 2.5ft)
  • Root Type/Plant Size
    • Root Type/Plant Size
      Pot Grown, 30-50cm (12-20ins)
    • Potted/Bare Root
      Pot Grown