Leighton Green

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Cupressocyparis Leylandii

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  • Popular larger scale screening plant
  • Fast growing dense foliage, low maintenance
  • Ideal for windbreaks, noise reduction, property dividing
  • Can be pruned into a topiary hedge
  • Low water requirements once established
  • Mature plants can reach 20 meters tall
  • Plant 1.5-3 meters apart for hedging



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One of our most popular varieties for large scale screening, property dividing and windbreaking. Leighton Green is low maintenance, hardy plant, suitable for farm land, rural areas and wide open spaces. With a fast rate of growth, Leighton Greens can easily be pruned into a topiary style hedge. Once established, their water requirements are low, making them a excellent choice for an easy care plant.


Product Specifications

  • Botanical Name: Cupressocyparis Leylandii
  • Mature Height: 20 meters
  • Mature Width: 8 meters
  • Plant spacing: Plant 1.5-2.5m for thick screening hedge
  • Foliage:  Dark Green
  • Form/Habit: Upright, compact
  • Uses: Screening, hedging, privacy screen, wind breaking, noise reduction, property dividing
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen
  • Soil: Most soil types
  • Drought Hardy: Moderate
  • Sun: Full sun – semi shade
  • Water Requirement: Low once established
  • Maintenance: Low, can be pruned if preferred


Commonly Asked Questions

How far apart should I plant Leighton Green?

For a screening hedge, 1.5-2.5m apart is ideal.


Do I need to prune Leighton Greens?

Most people select these cypress plants for its mature size, however if you wish to keep it clipped to a smaller size, a prune in late summer can keep them to more compact size.


Can I plant Leighton Green if I have clay soil?

Yes you can! Try and dig up the soil as much as possible and add a product such as Gypsum to break up the clay. Try and build up the soil if possible so that water doesn’t well at the base of the plant.