Hedge Xpress Leylandii Hedge

Leylandii Hedge – more information (Cupressocyparis Leylandii)

First things first: the Leylandii is a magnificent and irreplaceable plant and none of the negative press it has received has been down to the plant itself, but to it being planted in inappropriate locations and/or to it being left to grow unchecked.

The Leylandii is a cross between the tough Chamaecyparis and the tender but fast growing Cupressus that occurs naturally when the two plants are grown in close proximity. The result in an exceptionally hardy – and quick growing – plant. In fact, no popular hedging plant grows faster, making it a must have for the impatient. However, once it has achieved the desired (and suitable) height, maintaining it is simple – prune with clippers or an electric trimmer in late summer, preferably August. Do that and you will soon have a handsome, dense and robust evergreen garden hedge. However, the Leylandii is prone to aphid attack, leaving large dead brown patchs so we have decided to offer Western Red Cedar which is problem free, https://hedgexpress.co.uk/western-red-cedar/

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Length of your hedge (m) We recommend0 plants for this length and when planting; our recommendation is to space each plant 75 centimetres apart.

Hedge Xpress Leylandii

Leylandii Hedge at-a-glance

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Soil type: Acid or Alkaline

Wet/Dry: Both

Preferred situation: Sun

Height: 30m

Growth Rate: Fast

Soil and Situation: Most soils and a sunny location.

Maintenance: Pruning in late summer, preferably August, is essential but simple. Once the desired height has been achieved, prune annually to maintain.

Versatility: Leylandii’s versatility rests in its ability to achieve great height – and in the ease with which we can determine and maintain that height.