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Leyland Cypress Castlewellan Gold Spiral Castlewellan Gold is an evergreen conifer with warm golden foliage. These Castlewellan Gold topiary versions have been trained into topiary spirals for interest and structure.
Native to Northern Ireland, the full name of this conifer is Cupressus Leylandii Castlewellan Gold or Leyland Cypress Castlewellan Gold. Left to its own devices, it’s a fast-growing evergreen that naturally grows in a narrow cone shape or a column just like its cousin the green Leyland Cypress.
This bright evergreen is grown for its golden foliage which is very small and gathered into flat, densely packed sprays. This overall colour is a rich golden shade that intensifies during the winter months when small spherical cones may appear.
Castlewellan Gold is particularly suited to topiary work and can be trained into many shapes including spirals and columns, and balls.
How Hardy Are Castlewellan Gold Spirals Cupressus Castlewellan Gold Spiral is a hardy plant that’s tough enough to withstand UK weather conditions. It will grow in colder parts of the UK down to sub-zero temperatures, enjoys all soil conditions, and is drought tolerant once established.
How To Use Castlewellan Gold Spiral Castlewellan Gold Topiary is a great choice for topiary enthusiasts as it takes well to training, is happy to be clipped, and is fast-growing enough to compensate for mistakes. As a brightly coloured evergreen, Castlewellan Gold Topiary brings winter structure to a flower border and colour to a patio or deck when it’s grown in pots. The spiral, ball or columnar shapes create unusual pathway borders, frame a doorstep, or cover up an unattractive shed. Castlewellan Gold Spirals are often planted as a pair to frame a walkway to path.
Despite its formal structure, evergreen topiary is a great choice for wildlife gardens as it provides shelter for over-wintering insects, while our Cupressus Leylandii Castlewellan Gold in shrub or tree form shelters roosting birds. If you prefer a darker shade to gold we also sell green leylandii as topiary spirals and topiary pom poms.
How To Care For Castlewellan Gold Spiral Castlewellan Gold Spiral is a tough plant that will grow in most conditions except waterlogged ground. It thrives in all border soils or pots and will withstand exposed areas - although frequent strong breezes may damage the foliage.
Cupressus Castlewellan Gold Spiral will require a twice-yearly trim to maintain its spiral form but when it’s done regularly this isn’t too onerous a job. Use sharp trimming blades that leave a clean, crisp cut and avoid cutting into old wood which won’t regrow.
Like all plants grown in containers golden spiral needs plenty of water in the hot months and regular feed to keep its golden foliage in good order.