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X CUPRESSOCYPARIS leylandii 'Irish Eyes'
Irish Eyes Leyland cypress is a pyramidal evergreen tree that has graceful, feathery branches with dense blue-green foliage. The original Leyland cypress was bred in England in 1888 as an intergeneric cross between the Monterey cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa) and Alaskan cedar (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis).
This fast-growing, pyramid-like tree prospers in full sun to partial shade, and tolerates a wide range of soil types. It has good drought tolerance once established but best always in a moist soil. Perfectly fine in the saltspray conditions near the ocean, it is widely used for screening, windbreaks and hedging. Even without any pruning or sheering, each plant is dense and shapely.
9 - 3
5 - 9
3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Needled or Scaled Evergreen
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
20'-25' / 6.1m - 7.6m
6'-8' / 1.8m - 2.4m
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Green, Blue Green, Gray Green
Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Screening / Wind Break
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