Leylandii (Cupressocyparis leylandii) is a fast growing, evergreen hedge, capable of offering privacy and screening in a very short space of time. Once established it can growing up to 90cm in a year, forming a dense green hedge creating a perfect sound barrier. Being a cross between
The University of Southampton has shown Leylandii is 40% better at filtering out particulate pollution than native species such as hawthorn, making it a perfect hedge for boundary against a busy road.
Furthermore, due to its upright, dense, hardy nature it makes an ideal windbreak sheltering your gardens from the most vicious of winds. Offering a chance for the rest of your garden and the wildlife within to thrive.
Leylandii is fully hardy across all of the UK having a hardness rating of H6 and can cope with -15 to -20 C
The maximum height of Leylandii is over 12m with a width of 4-8m though this can be easily maintained through hedge trimming/pruning so do not let this put you off.
Prune in August, be careful not to prune the old wood as when this occurs regrowth will not occur.
- Late summer (preferably August)
- Trim back new growth annually, if old wood is cut regrowth will not occur
Dimensions under preferable conditions
- Max Height (12m +)
- Max width (4-8,)
- Hedging/screening, noise reduction, pollution reducing, windbreak, architectural
- Prune in late summer, preferably August.
Buying a hedge can be confusing with all the different formats and sizes. For more information on why to buy a plant grown in a container against bare root or root balls visit our page on Bare root, rootball, container
Hedges are a living product and therefore care should be taken when planting. For more information regarding planting visit our Planting Guide page.
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