Cupressocyparis Leylandii Castlewellan Gold (Castlewellan Gold Cypress, Leyland Cypress, Galway Gold)
A fast growing greenish-yellow tree which has a range of uses within the garden from hedges, boundaries, privacy screens or as a windbreaker.
The Castlewellan Gold is a vigorous grower than can reach heights of 25m or more. They get their “Gold” nickname from their golden-yellow foliage. They require very little maintenance, even in poor soil. They grow successfully in most weather types, but be careful when using them as a privacy barrier – as their rapid growth will mean that surrounding areas are quickly overshadowed and will need to be pruned back.
All conifers are known for their hardiness and resilience against the elements. We often think of them being heavily covered with snow during the winter, but they can look equally as bold and impressive against a bright blue summer sky. The size of conifers can vary from 100cm shrubs to 60m tall trees. In fact even a slow-growing miniature conifer may grow up to 3m (10ft) tall at maturity.
Latin Name: Cupressocyparis Leylandii Castlewellan Gold
English Name: Castlewellan Gold, Galway Gold, Leyland Cypress.
Genus: Cupressaceae (Cypress)
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Flower: Yellow Spherical Cones.
Flowering Period: Spring.
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Well-drained. Chalk. Clay. Sand. Loam.
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight or Partial Shade.
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Exposed or Sheltered.
Hardiness Rating: High (H6)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -20 °C to -15 °C (-4 °F to 5 °F)
Suggested Uses: Hedges, Borders, Windbreakers, Privacy Screens.
Maintenance: No pruning required, but can be trimmed and shaped as required. Trim hedges annually between May – July.
Growth Habit: Columnar.
Growth Speed: Fast (50cm to 100cm per year).
Starting Height: 80cm to 450cm (3.3 ft to 14.8 ft)
Final Height: 25m (82 ft)
Starting Sideways Spread: 25cm to 150cm (0.8 ft to 4.9 ft)
Final Sideways Spread: 300cm to 400cm (9.8 ft to 13.1 ft)
Pot Included: 3 Litre Plastic Pot to 130 Litre Plastic Pot
Height including Pot: 100cm to 500cm (3.3 ft to 16.4 ft)
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