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Tree Profile: Leyland Cypress Natural Christmas Tree

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Tree Profile: Leyland Cypress Natural Christmas Tree


With its excellent durability and lack of pollen that would affect allergy sufferers, the Leyland Cypress is one of the most sought after trees in the Southeastern United States.

The tree’s rapid growth of up to three feet per year, and potential peak height of over 66 feet, has caused problems when used as a hedge- casting heavy shade on neighboring property.

Leyland Cypress trees offer soft needles, a light scent, and excellent durability. Tradeoffs are branches of only moderate strength and limited growing region of the mid-latitude United States, thereby limiting availability.

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Leyland Cypress Needles {Czechmate on Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)}

Leyland Cypress Properties*
Color Varies from dark green to green-gray
Texture Soft pointed needles, 0.1″ – 2″ long
Scent Light scent
Shape Conical shape
Durability Excellent
Branch Strength Light to moderate
Cost Moderate
Additional Information First discovered in 1888 by C.J. Leyland in the South of Wales.

* Every tree is different. Properties including quality and cost vary.

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Be sure to take a look at the Natural Christmas Tree Comparison Guide to see the pros and cons for sixteen of the most popular natural Christmas tree varieties grown and sold in North America.

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