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Leyland Cypress

Cupressocyparis leylandii

Plant Data

Order:
Pinales
Family:
Cupressaceae (Cypress)
Type:
Evergreen tree
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flower:
Minute, insignificant and rarely seen. Wind pollinated. Male and female flowers are found on the same plant.
Fruit:
Small, brown globular cones. Rarely fruits.
Leaves:
Leylandii is the fastest growing coniferous tree. It is evergreen and has feathery foliage. The green, scale-like leaves cover the green twigs. The scales are actually the leaves.
Maximum Size:
15 metres tall
Foraging Notes:
The entire plant is poisonous.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
Foliage is fresh-smelling.
Other Names:
Leylandii.
Frequency (UK):
Common
Habitats:
Gardens, woodland.