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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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× 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 large, fast-growing, dense conifer of columnar habit which can reach heights in excess of 30m if unchecked. Its dense foliage forms flattened, slightly drooping sprays of scale-like leaves
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
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, 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 to keep under control. 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 Regular trimming of young, green shoots will keep hedges neat and growth in check; trim two to three times in growing season. If old wood is pruned, regrowth will not occur
Pests May be affected by conifer aphids and scale insects
May be affected by a canker and honey fungus; see Conifers: brown patches
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