Cupressus Castlewellan Gold Topiary New to our topiary collection, these impressive Cupressus Castlewellan Gold Topiary. They are very useful to add a particular accent and / or topiary art to your formal garden or patio. These topiary conifers will happily frame an entrance or providing a pleasing border. We sell them at circa 2.0 metres tall, excluding the plant pot.
Castlewellan Gold is known by several other names including Cupressocyparis Leylandii Galway Gold, Leyland Cypress Castlewellan Gold and Cupressocyparis Leylandii Castlewellan Gold. From the Family Cupresssaceae, the Genus Cupressocyparis are very large, very fast growing evergreen conifers with a characteristic conical habit. They have very small leaves in dense sprays of a scale-like texture. Their cones are spherical in shape and also quite small. 'Castlewellan' is a vigorous, fast growing strain of the Genus, which if left to its own devices, can climb to 25m or more. They also have a golden-yellow tinge, sometimes even with a bronze type shade, growing as flat sprays of foliage. Its origins date back to western North America, and when brought to Europe, it was first planted in Britain and named after CJ Leyland of Haggerston Hall.
Castlewellan Gold Topiary adapts to many soils, is very hardy, and prefers full sun to partial shade exposures. Its growth rate makes it an excellent choice as a topiary, as you can shape it at will to create your desired shape and form. It should be pruned at least once, and sometimes a few times per year to maintain the desired look.
Hardy to Zone H6 in the UK and Ireland, its best aspects are South, North, West, or East in priority. It can be in an exposed or a sheltered position. It prefers well drained soils that can be slightly acidic, slightly alkaline, or near neutral. Most any soil texture combination of chalk, clay, sand, and/or loam are acceptable as long as the site has good internal drainage.
If left untended, or if desired, these Castlewellan Gold Topiary can grow to ultimate heights greater than 12 metres, with an ultimate spread of 2.5-4.0 metres. They reach full physiological maturity in approximately 10-20 years.