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Golden Leylandii hedge plants

Cupressocyparis Leylandii 'Castlewellan Gold'

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Golden Leylandii hedge plants, often referred to as x Cupressocyparis leylandii 'Castlewellan Gold' hedging, is a fast-growing conifer with yellow sprays of dense evergreen foliage, making this a popular windbreak and privacy screen. In winter, the foliage of Golden Leylandii hedge plants adopts a bronzed tone, providing additional seasonal interest.

  • Best Features: Golden evergreen foliage, fast growing, year-round interest
  • Ideal For Hedges: 2m - 6m high
  • Growth Rate: Fast | 40-60cm a year approx
  • Position: Any normal soil, sun or partial shade, exposed inland and coastal
  • Also Consider: If x Cupressocyparis leylandii 'Castlewellan Gold' is not quite right for your garden, take a look at our full range of hedging conifers for more inspiration. 
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ImageRoot TypeHeight NowExtra InfoNo Per
Golden Leylandii 25/30cm 9cm pot
Golden Leylandii 25/30cm 9cm pot

Pot Grown
9cm Pot (P9)









Golden Leylandii 30/40cm Cell Grown
Golden Leylandii 30/40cm Cell Grown

Pot Grown
Cell Grown


Min qty 12







Golden Leylandii 60/90cm 2L pot
Golden Leylandii 60/90cm 2L pot

Pot Grown
2L Pot


3 to 4






Golden Leylandii 90/120cm 5L pot
Golden Leylandii 90/120cm 5L pot

Pot Grown
5L Pot








Golden Leylandii 150/175cm 10L pot
Golden Leylandii 150/175cm 10L pot

Pot Grown
10L Pot


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Golden Leylandii hedge plants (x Cupressocyparis leylandii 'Castlewellan Gold') description

Ideal shelter for wildlife with fragrant, attractive foliage which creates a dense screen, x Cupressocyparis leylandii 'Castlewellan Gold' makes a stunning conifer hedge. The young foliage of Golden Leylandii hedge plants display bright, golden yellow tones, turning green-gold in autumn and then becoming bronzed in winter.

Most popular uses for Golden Leyland Cypress

With regular pruning, x Cupressocyparis leylandii 'Castlewellan Gold' looks beautiful as a formal hedge, or for a more relaxed approach, Golden Leylandii hedge plants can be left untrimmed, giving a shaggy, more natural appearance. The hardy nature of this Leylandii hedging makes it the perfect choice for exposed and coastal sites. The evergreen foliage of Golden Leylandii Cypress also provides a lasting splash of colour and creates a wind and sound barrier, whilst providing privacy. This fast-growing hedge is a cost-effective way to get an established hedge quickly.

Combine Golden Leylandii hedge plants with

Traditionally, x Cupressocyparis Leylandii 'Castlewellan Gold' is grown alone to form a beautiful, dense golden screen; however, it can also be mixed with Green Leylandii for a striking, alternative effect.

Growth rate of x Cupressocyparis leylandii 'Castlewellan Gold'

This Leylandii hedging has a very fast growth rate, achieving about 60cm each year. Golden Leylandii hedge plants are perfect for a desired height between 2m and 6m.

Care advice for Golden Leylandii hedging

Golden Leyland Cypress needs to be trimmed at least twice a year, between April and the end of August. To maintain a formal, neat shape, it’s possible to make up to three cuts to your Leylandii hedging during the growing season. For further information, please visit our Hedging Care Advice page.

Suggested planting density for Golden Leylandii hedge plants

For information on planting density, specific to Golden Leylandii hedging, please see the product table. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type.

We supply x Cupressocyparis leylandii 'Castlewellan Gold' root balls, which are ready for planting from the autumn (usually October). We also offer pot grown and cell grown Golden Leylandii hedge plants, which are available to plant year-round.

The majority of our Golden Leylandii hedge plants are grown in Britain by professionals with years of conifer growing experience, though we do occasionally source Golden Leylandii from carefully selected nurseries in Europe, where we are certain that the quality cannot be faulted. At best4hedging, we constantly strive to deliver the freshest, highest quality plants whilst maintaining sensible prices, so you can buy x Cupressocyparis leylandii 'Castlewellan Gold' with confidence from our nursery in Lancashire.

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planting essentials

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bare roots up to 1.2m


pot size up to and including 7.5L

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ornamental & fruit trees

all tools, irrigation, canes & mulch matting

tall box delivery


bare roots 1.2m+







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pot size 10L & above,  root ball & topiary


(min qty 3)



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