Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Cupressocyparis leylandii - Leyland Cypress

General Information
Common Name Leyland Cypress
Scientific Name Chamaecyparis leylandii
Sun Tolerance Full Sun
Height up to 35   m (115 ft)
Spread 15 -20 m (50 - 66 ft)
Growth Rate Fast
Bloom Time Spring
Color Green,
Flower Color White
Type Tree
Native Africa, Asia, Europe, USA.
Classification
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
SuperdivisionSpermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Coniferophyta – Conifers
Class Pinopsida
Subclass 
Order Pinales
Family Cupressaceae - Cypress Family
Genus Chamaecyparis Spach. –  Cedar
Species C. leylandii
Cupressocyparis leylandii - Leyland Cypress
Cupressocyparis leylandii commonly known as Leyland Cypress is native to England. This is remarkable and interesting hybrid was first raised in 1888 by C. J. Leyland at Leighton Hall near Welshpool in Montgomeryshire, the seed parent being a Nootka Cypress, Chamaecyparis nootkatensis Spache., near which grew a Monterey Cypress, Cupressus macrocarpa Gordon. Six seedlings were seen to differ from typical Nootka seedlings and were transplanted to Haggerston Castle in Northumberland, where they grew to a considerable size without exciting any particular attention. In 1911, two seedlings of the reverse cross where raised at Leighton Hall, the female parent on this occasion being the ‘macrocarpa’. It was not until 1925 that the hybrids were brought to the notice of Dallimore and Jackson who obtained specimens for propagation and published and botanical description in the following year.
This is a coniferous evergreen tree much used in horticulture, primarily for hedges and screens. Even on sites of relatively poor culture, fast-growing that grows to heights of 15 m (49 ft) in 16 years. The plant's rapid growth (up to a metre per year) and great potential height – often over 20 metres (66 ft) tall, sometimes as high as 35 metres (115 ft). Their rapid, thick growth means they are sometimes used to enforce privacy, but such use can result in disputes with neighbor’s whose own property becomes overshadowed.
Clones from the original hybrids noted above have been propagated on an increasingly large scale, especially since the advent of mist propagation facilitated the rooting of cuttings. The commonly used clones can be distinguished by differences in habit, and in the ease of striking of their cuttings.
Leyland Cypress is a vigorous tree, densely foliaged to the base, columnar in habit, with the best characteristics of its parents. It has pleasing mid-green or blue-green sprays of foliage made up of scale-like needles, and long ascending compact branches which are red or cinnamon except for the shoots, which are green. Both sexes of flowers are found on the same tree. The round cones are intermediate between those of its parents in size 1-2 cm in diameter and in number of scales are 8. They are greenish, and later turn to grey or chocolate brown. The seeds ripen in the second year, but propagation is almost wholly by strength, and has satisfactory working properties.
The tree is of great horticultural value and is also a fine hedge plant, being fast-growing and notably winter-hardy. Silvi-culturists too are propagating it by cuttings and planting it in tens of thousands in the hope that there may be a good future for this tree, comprising as it does the fast growth rate of Monterey Cypress with the frost hardiness and good timber characteristics of Nootka Cypress. There is on tree (at Bicton in Devon) over 100 feet tall. This is also one of the Christmas Tree. People use this tree for their Christmas decoration
This is one of the beautiful ornament tree and easy customize plant that’s why people plant in their garden or in park various shape and style.


Leyland Cypress

Leyland Cypress

Leyland Cypress Leaves

Leaves of Leyland Cypress

Flowers of Leyland Cypress

Fruits of Leyland Cypress

Seeds of Leyland Cypress

Leyland Cypress Bark

Bark of Leyland Cypress

Leyland Cypress as Ornamental Tree

Leyland Cypress Plantation for Christmas Tree 
Leyland Cypress for Christmas Tree

Leyland Cypress

Leyland Cypress as Ornamental Tree

Leyland Cypress

Leyland Cypress as Ornamental

Leyland Cypress as Christmas Tree

Leyland Cypress as Ornamental

Leyland Cypress as Ornamental Decoration

Leyland Cypress Ornamental Decoration

Leyland Cypress as Ornamental Plant
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