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All varieties of Leyland Cypress make excellent hedging. 2001 is no exception. This excellent hedging conifer was discovered in the Netherlands in 2001 and has a tall upright habit with dark green leaves. It is sometimes referred to by it Dutch name - Cupressocyparis Leylandii Tweeduizendéén. The leaves take on a slightly blue tinge as the tree grows into a thick, dense and private screen. Its foliage grows as small scale leaves in flat sprays. In winter it holds onto the foliage and produces small brown cones with a distinct Christmas feel. This evergreen hedging tree is tough, dependable and one of the best if you need a quick growing hedge.
Height and Spread of Cupressocyparis Leylandii 2001 Green Leylandii 2001 is a slightly slower growing version of Leyland Cypress which can grow up to a metre each year, but Green Leylandii 2001 grows at a slower pace of 50 cms a year. Overall it can reach heights of 35 metres when mature, but it’s easily contained with regular pruning. If you plant Leyland Cypress 2001 with a two metre gap and it will close within two-three years.
How Hardy Is Cupressocyparis Leylandii 2001 Green Leylandii 2001 is hardy throughout Europe down to sub-zero temperatures. It will tolerate all soils, air pollution, temporary flooding and droughts.
How To Use Cupressocyparis Leylandii 2001 If quick growing privacy is your aim, you can’t beat this variety of Leylandii. Within a few years you’ll have an evergreen hedge that blocks out sights, smells, sounds and strong winds. You can grow this evergreen tree as a single specimen too. 2001 holds a flame shape in an attractive blue-green tone that lends architectural design all year round. Birds and small mammals enjoy the privacy and safety of Leylandii, so if you have a wildlife garden this is an invaluable addition.
How To Care for Cupressocyparis Leylandii 2001 Green Leyland 2001 is low maintenance and will grow in all soils of any pH. You will achieve the fastest growth in a sunny spot, but it tolerates partial shade too. All Leylandii Cypress may struggle in very dry soil as they need a good amount of water to fuel their quick growth habit, so new specimens should be regularly soaked until they are established. A yearly or twice yearly clipping to manage the size and shape is recommended. This variety is less vigorous than others bit it is still very fast growing. It is best to keep it pruned on a regular annual basis.
If you need rapid privacy Green Leylandii 2001 is a good choice for its low maintenance needs yet fast growing and dependable dense habit.