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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Callitropsis × leylandii Chamaecyparis × leylandii
Cupressus × leylandii × Cupressocyparis leylandii × Hesperotropsis leylandii
× Cuprocyparis are large, very fast-growing evergreen trees of narrowly conical or columnar habit, with tiny scale-like leaves in dense sprays, and small spherical cones
x Cuprocyparis leylandii is a very fast-growing evergreen tree to 35m or more, flame-shaped in outline, with small dark green scale leaves in flat sprays
Toxicity Foliage may cause skin irritation
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Higher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height
Grow in well-drained soil in full sun or part shade. Suitable for hedging but requires regular trimming. Fast growing and it has the potential to become a nuisance
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Hedging & Screens
Pruning No pruning required, but can be trimmed and shaped as required as long as cuts are confined to young green shoots. Old wood will not resprout; trim hedges two or three times in the growing season
Pests May be affected by conifer aphids and scale insects
May be subject to a canker and honey fungus; see Conifers: brown patches
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