The Cupressus Leylandii – commonly known as Leylandii or Leyland Cypress is one of the easiest ways to achieve instant evergreen hedging. To help you create your ‘green wall’ – right now, we have fantastic special offers on mature Leyland Cypress trees for hedging, when you buy 10 or more…
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These Lyland Cypress hybrid conifers were developed from several conifer varieties which were brought into the UK by Plant Finders in the late 19th Century. The Leylandii was developed to fulfil the need to find conifers suitable to cope with windy conditions, be fast growing (growth around 1m per annum), be salt tolerant and cope with most soil conditions. Commercial nurseries spotted the potential of the remarkable Leylandii and it has now become one of the best-selling hedging plants in the UK.
The Leyland Cypress has over the last decade received some bad publicity because the heights the tree can attain can cause neighbour disputes – but this only occurs where the trees are allowed to grow without being controlled, and then allowed to overshadow a neighbouring property, causing complete lack of light. Like bad dogs the fault lies with the owner. If trimmed regularly – just twice a year to maintain a reasonable height, then it will make an excellent neat evergreen screening hedge.
Leyland Cypress provide a highly cost effective solution to create immediate privacy from neighbours or to hide unsightly views. They provide an instant shelter for wildlife, help reduce noise pollution and literally provide a quick ‘green wall’ around a property.
Leyland Cypress makes fast growing, effective and attractive hedging:
This is a fine example of Leylandii hedging from Richmond in South London. It is a lovely shade of deep green in colour. It is a well-kept hedge. You can see how beautiful and lush the foliage looks, with a nice, geometric rectangular shape and good depth. At a height of approximately 8 to 9 feet, this hedge is not overly difficult to trim and maintain, requiring no more than pair of ladders and a shears. In return, this Leylandii hedge offers a living green wall for the privacy for the residents while its dense interior provides shelter for wildlife such as small birds.
Provided you keep it in shape by trimming 2 to max 3 times a year, a Leylandii hedge is an ideal evergreen screen if you need a hedge fast. The important thing to remember about Leylandii hedging is that it must be maintained. Leylandii (Leyland Cypress or its full Latin name Cupressus Leylandii) are very fast growing evergreen conifers. While their rapid growth means they will form a dense hedge very quickly, the corollary is that they must be kept trimmed so as not to get out of hand.
Pruning your Leylandii hedge
Pruning should be done about 2 to 3 times per year to the top and sides. This is best done in the growing season (generally March to August). As you can see, this hedge is due another little trim round about spring. Remember to always check for bird’s nests before pruning.
Leylandii trees are not overly fussy about soil type and will grow in a wide variety of soils from sand to clay and will even grow in areas where the soil is poor. They are wind and salt tolerant and will also grow well in exposed windy / coastal areas.
Planting Leylandii Hedging
Leylandii should ideally be planted 70 cm to 1 metre apart. The closer you plant them, the more quickly they fill out to form a dense hedge.
Buying Leylandii Hedging
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Leylandii is just one of a huge variety of mature evergreen screening plants available at Paramount, our expert team is always willing to advise you on the best plants for your space. Check out our special offers page to see all this month’s deals…
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