10 Reasons To Choose Leylandii Hedging

23 July 2015

When it comes to conifer hedging, Leylandii often steals the limelight, but with very good reason. This evergreen hedging plant brings a huge range of benefits to a garden, securing it a place in our top 5 most popular hedge plants. The fast growth rate, dense foliage and hardy nature are just some of the characteristics that make Leylandi cypress a favourite garden hedge. 

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Although the fast growth rate of Leylandii hedging often gives it a bad name, this is not well deserved. Growing up to 1 metre a year makes Leyland Cypress a great choice for screening and privacy, and there’s no waiting around to achieve your desired effect.

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Leylandii hedging, while a very fast growing species, does not require much maintenance. Pruning once, possibly twice, a year will help to retain the shape and height.

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Due to its high resistance to pests and disease, Cupressocyparis Leylandii is a popular hedging plant for landscaping.

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Useful in a range of different planting positions, Leylandii hedging is extremely tough and can tolerate strong, salty winds, making it ideal for coastal areas.

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The dense, evergreen foliage of this conifer hedging makes a fantastic wind break, whilst also reducing the impact of noise and air pollution.

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The birds in your garden will thank you for planting a Cupressocyparis Leylandii hedge as the dense foliage makes the perfect shelter for many of Britain’s bird species.

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Leylandii hedge plants are available in a range of different root types and heights which means you can plant year-round and attain your desired hedge height instantly.

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Pot grown Leylandii plants can be planted at any time of the year but it’s best to avoid very wet or frosty conditions as these can damage the root system.

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Root ball Leylandii hedging gives immediate impact in a garden and can be used to create tall boundaries or privacy screens instantly.

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Leyland cypress hedge plants are also available as 9cm starter pots for gardeners with a smaller budget – they are a cost-effective option but still provide a good, strong root system for healthy hedging.

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