Scientific name: Cupressus x leylandii
The Leyland cypress, or 'Leylandii', is a notorious tree that has been widely planted for its fast-growing nature. It easily can get out of control, shading gardens at the expense of native plants.
StatsHeight: up to 40m
Introduced, non-native species.
When to seeJanuary to December
AboutThe Leyland cypress, or 'Leylandii', is a large evergreen tree that is widely planted in parks and gardens as an ornamental species. It shows exceptionally rapid growth and has dense foliage - both factors that make it a popular hedging species.
However, it can quickly grow it excessive heights, blocking out light in gardens.