Cupressocyparis Leylandii Gold Rider (Gold Rider Cypress, Leyland Goldrider)
A fast growing conifer tree which has bright yellow leaves that hold their colour well throughout the year.
The Gold Rider Cypress, named for its yellow/gold foliage are a common sight across the gardens of Britain. They require very little maintenance and can be left to grow on their own. However, because of their dense leaves and branches, people often choose to use them as hedging and as such, they need to be trimmed each year to keep the hedge line under control.
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 Gold Rider
English Name: Gold Rider Cypress, Leyland Goldrider
Genus: Cupressaceae (Cypress)
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Foliage: Green and Yellow.
Flower: Brown 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: 60cm to 350cm (2.0 ft to 11.5 ft)
Final Height: 25m (82 ft)
Starting Sideways Spread: 25cm to 200cm (0.8 ft to 6.6 ft)
Final Sideways Spread: 400cm to 600cm (13.1 ft to 20.0 ft)
Pot Included: 3 Litre Plastic Pot to 80 Litre Plastic Pot
Height including Pot: 90cm to 400cm (3.0 ft to 11.5 ft)
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