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Leylandii

Leylandii

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Small Leylandii HedgeLeylandii For SaleLeylandii Hedge

Leylandii is a fast-growing hedging conifer. It is our best seller as it forms a hedge faster than anything else. We sell two forms of Leylandii conifers, the traditional form and Leylandii 2001 (see below).  Both forms will produce a dense evergreen hedge of any shape or size if they are trimmed well from the start - we kept a leylandii hedge at 120cm (4ft) tall by 45cm (18") wide for 25 years.

Leylandii - Traditional Form 

This is the traditional green form that has been grown for over 100 years.  It is very hardy, fast-growing and tolerant of most conditions including wind and heavy soils.

Leylandii 2001

Leylandii 2001 is a new variety of with green foliage that we are growing as well as the traditional form.   It tends to look bushier when grown in a pot but is only available in certain sizes at present. It grows just as fast as the traditional form.

Where will it grow?  

Leylandii trees are very hardy and wind tolerant and will grow in full sun or shade. They will take a certain amount of salt exposure but will not normally tolerate being right on the coast.

What type of soil do they need? 

You can grow Leylandii in any free-draining soil.  It is also tolerant of wet soils but will not grow where the soil is water-logged for long periods.

How far apart should I plant them? 

Plant between 60 and 100cm apart (2-3ft) apart.  If you want the hedge to “fill-in” and form a dense screen quickly, then plant 60cm (2ft) apart, if you are willing to wait a bit longer, then plant at 100cm (3ft) apart as you will get just as good a hedge, it will just take a bit longer.  However, if you intend to grow the hedge more than 4m (12ft) tall, do not plant them closer than 100cm (3ft apart). For more information, see our Hedge Spacing Calculator.

When can I plant? 

You can plant our Leylandii hedging at any time of year as they are all pot-grown. If you plant from March to October, you will need water from the time of planting until the end of October (or until they get their roots established). If you plant between October and February, you may not need to water as they usually get enough of a root system established before the soil dries out in spring - although it's still worth checking them regularly - also, you may get more growth if you do water them between March and October.

We do not recommend bare-root Leylandii as the survival rate is very poor. 

Rate of growth: 

up to 100cm (3ft) per year.

Additional information

The Leyland Cypress is a quick-growing evergreen conifer.

A hedging plant with many names

Leylandii is often called Leyland Cypress or Leylandi. Its scientific name was x Cupressocyparis leylandii, but it has been reclassified many times including x Cuprocyparis l. ,Callitropsis l. and, finally, x Neocupropsis leylandii. However, most people still use x Cupressocyparis leylandii.

The origins of Leyland Cypress

Leylandii is a hybrid of two different types of conifer - the Monterey Cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa) and the Nootka Cypress (originally Chamaecyparis nootkatensis). Plant hunters brought these two conifers from different areas of the USA to Leighton Hall in Wales. At Leighton Hall, the conifers cross-pollinated and produced the hybrid – hence the ‘x’ or ‘cross’ in the name. Mr C J Leyland grew seeds of the cross-pollinated conifers.  He noticed that some of the conifers were different from either of the parents. These new plants were named after Mr Leyland and called Cupressus x leylandii or Leyland Cypress.  Cuttings were taken from the original plants and grown on. Many of the traditional forms of Leyland Cypress are genetically identical to the original plants as they are cuttings of cuttings of cuttings.......

The benefits of Leylandii

Significant quantities of airborne particulates that cause pollution in cities and near roads can be filtered out by Leylandii. They are better than other plants at filtering out air pollution due to the dense nature of their foliage and the fact that they are evergreen. 
Very hardy and will form a good windbreak .
A great nesting sites for birds.
They are evergreen and quick-growing form a hedge that looks good and gives privacy all year round.

Visit EVERGREENHEDGING.com at Greenshutters Nurseries & Garden Centre

We are open 7 days a week and have over 10,000 plants in stock including 1000's of hedging plants. You won't find a better of selection in the south west of England but bring your wellies as it is often muddy on the nursery.

Greenshutters Nurseries is in Fivehead, approximately 8 miles from Taunton in Somerset.  To find us, use the postcode TA3 6PT.

Leylandii

Leylandii

Grid  List 

10 Item(s)

Grid  List 

10 Item(s)

Small Leylandii HedgeLeylandii For SaleLeylandii Hedge

Leylandii is a fast-growing hedging conifer. It is our best seller as it forms a hedge faster than anything else. We sell two forms of Leylandii conifers, the traditional form and Leylandii 2001 (see below).  Both forms will produce a dense evergreen hedge of any shape or size if they are trimmed well from the start - we kept a leylandii hedge at 120cm (4ft) tall by 45cm (18") wide for 25 years.

Leylandii - Traditional Form 

This is the traditional green form that has been grown for over 100 years.  It is very hardy, fast-growing and tolerant of most conditions including wind and heavy soils.

Leylandii 2001

Leylandii 2001 is a new variety of with green foliage that we are growing as well as the traditional form.   It tends to look bushier when grown in a pot but is only available in certain sizes at present. It grows just as fast as the traditional form.

Where will it grow?  

Leylandii trees are very hardy and wind tolerant and will grow in full sun or shade. They will take a certain amount of salt exposure but will not normally tolerate being right on the coast.

What type of soil do they need? 

You can grow Leylandii in any free-draining soil.  It is also tolerant of wet soils but will not grow where the soil is water-logged for long periods.

How far apart should I plant them? 

Plant between 60 and 100cm apart (2-3ft) apart.  If you want the hedge to “fill-in” and form a dense screen quickly, then plant 60cm (2ft) apart, if you are willing to wait a bit longer, then plant at 100cm (3ft) apart as you will get just as good a hedge, it will just take a bit longer.  However, if you intend to grow the hedge more than 4m (12ft) tall, do not plant them closer than 100cm (3ft apart). For more information, see our Hedge Spacing Calculator.

When can I plant? 

You can plant our Leylandii hedging at any time of year as they are all pot-grown. If you plant from March to October, you will need water from the time of planting until the end of October (or until they get their roots established). If you plant between October and February, you may not need to water as they usually get enough of a root system established before the soil dries out in spring - although it's still worth checking them regularly - also, you may get more growth if you do water them between March and October.

We do not recommend bare-root Leylandii as the survival rate is very poor. 

Rate of growth: 

up to 100cm (3ft) per year.

Additional information

The Leyland Cypress is a quick-growing evergreen conifer.

A hedging plant with many names

Leylandii is often called Leyland Cypress or Leylandi. Its scientific name was x Cupressocyparis leylandii, but it has been reclassified many times including x Cuprocyparis l. ,Callitropsis l. and, finally, x Neocupropsis leylandii. However, most people still use x Cupressocyparis leylandii.

The origins of Leyland Cypress

Leylandii is a hybrid of two different types of conifer - the Monterey Cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa) and the Nootka Cypress (originally Chamaecyparis nootkatensis). Plant hunters brought these two conifers from different areas of the USA to Leighton Hall in Wales. At Leighton Hall, the conifers cross-pollinated and produced the hybrid – hence the ‘x’ or ‘cross’ in the name. Mr C J Leyland grew seeds of the cross-pollinated conifers.  He noticed that some of the conifers were different from either of the parents. These new plants were named after Mr Leyland and called Cupressus x leylandii or Leyland Cypress.  Cuttings were taken from the original plants and grown on. Many of the traditional forms of Leyland Cypress are genetically identical to the original plants as they are cuttings of cuttings of cuttings.......

The benefits of Leylandii

Significant quantities of airborne particulates that cause pollution in cities and near roads can be filtered out by Leylandii. They are better than other plants at filtering out air pollution due to the dense nature of their foliage and the fact that they are evergreen. 
Very hardy and will form a good windbreak .
A great nesting sites for birds.
They are evergreen and quick-growing form a hedge that looks good and gives privacy all year round.

Visit EVERGREENHEDGING.com at Greenshutters Nurseries & Garden Centre

We are open 7 days a week and have over 10,000 plants in stock including 1000's of hedging plants. You won't find a better of selection in the south west of England but bring your wellies as it is often muddy on the nursery.

Greenshutters Nurseries is in Fivehead, approximately 8 miles from Taunton in Somerset.  To find us, use the postcode TA3 6PT.