Cupressocyparis leylandii Hedge Plants Description
Leylandii, also known as Leyland Cypress, is a popular choice of hedge plant amongst those who recognise its superb attributes and are looking for a good hedge height on a small budget. Regular clipping of the mid-green, spray like citrus-scented foliage during midsummer and autumn, can turn Cupressocyparis leylandii into a magnificent, dense, formal garden hedge that is perfect for windbreak, noise reduction and privacy.
Leylandii is the fastest growing of all conifers growing up to 90cm per annum in optimal conditions. It can grow to be very tall indeed, so it is important to keep it to a reasonable height for ease of maintenance and neighbourly relations! However, with regular trimming this is actually very achievable and many people have beautiful Leylandii hedges that are easily maintained at around 5-6ft tall. Hedges Direct has advice available on our website to support, and you can call our team if you have any questions on 01257 263 873.
Hedges Direct also has Golden Leylandii available to buy online. Golden Leylandii is a brightly coloured hedging conifer that makes a fantastic alternative to the traditional Leylandii hedging. Read our conifer hedging guide for more information on this type of species.
If you are looking for a similar conifer appearance to Cupressocyparis leylandii that can be cut back into old wood, please consider Western Red Cedar. Alternatively you can view our range of conifer hedging plants here. If conifers aren't suitable for your garden type, Hedges Direct offers a wide range of evergreen plants and hedging.
In addition we also have a stunning range of beautifully scented fragrant hedging plants available plus shrubs suitable for exposed sites - ideal for those seaside gardeners.
Please note that there is a minimum order quantity for the extra tall root balls, due to the specialised delivery required. Because of their large size and weight, these hedging plants need to be transported via large lorry and require a forklift to remove from the truck and into place for planting. A forklift icon on the listings indicates these products.
Planting a Leylandii hedge
Leylandii takes nutrients and moisture from the soil so there's a need for a space between the hedge and other shrubs. It likes sun or partial shade, well drained soil and is suitable for seaside gardens.
For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section
Leylandii should be trimmed in Spring as soon as the weather warms up, although this can be left until Summer as long as there have been no dry spells and the weather isn't very hot. Also Leylandii will not re-grow from old wood, so it cannot be left to get out of hand and then trimmed down to size.
is available on all orders providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:
|Packaging Type||Standard Delivery Charge||Minimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery|
|Boxes (Bare roots and pots up to and incl. 7.5L)||£4.99 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Pallets (Root balls, large pots, trees etc)||£60.00 delivery charge (orders up to £200 incl VAT)||Orders of £200 and over - FREE|
There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page. (Please note that due to new Brexit rules, we are currently unable to export to both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.)Delivery Time
- Please note that due to high demand, delivery times are currently 3-7 days. (Some trees will be 7-14 days delivery as standard - see product pages for delivery info). We are working through existing orders as quickly as possible but can now deliver new orders within this timescale.It's Convenient
- no need to wait in all day to sign, we don't need a signature (the odd, larger order may require a signature but will be delivered at a mutually agreeable time)It's Tried & Tested
- we use only couriers who have shown consistency in their efficiency & care
* Please note that delivery costs are based on the final order amount in your cart after
any discounts have been applied.
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