x Cupressocyparis leylandii (Leyland Cypress)
Location: Mainly planted as ornamentals in gardens or as hedging.
A hybrid between Nootka Cypress (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis) and Monterey Cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa). A large number of clones exist. The two most important are x Cupressocyparis leylandii cv. 'Haggerston Grey' and x Cupressocyparis leylandii cv. 'Leighton Green'.
Pollen and Seed Cones
Male and female cones are on the same tree. males appear in the autumn and open to shed pollen the following March. Females, small and green, develop into mature cones.
Mature cones are shiny, about 15mm across.