A fast growing conifer which is great for hedges, privacy screens and windbreaks.
The Castlewellan Gold is a vigorous grower than can reach heights of 25m or more. They get their “Gold” nickname from the golden-yellow colour of their foliage. They require very little maintenance, even in poor soil and are grown successfully in locations all over the UK. The Castlewellan Gold’s rapid growth will mean that surrounding areas can be quickly overshadowed and so it will probably need to be pruned back each year.
All of our Hedging Plants allow you to style your garden in a range of different ways, not just because of their varied colours, but also because of the way you choose to trim and maintain them. Prune them regularly to achieve a neat, clean form, or let them bush-out a little to create a more natural appearance. Whether you’re using a hedge to give your garden some privacy, or as protection from the weather, road and noise pollution, you’ll want to choose a plant that complements the rest of your garden’s visual appearance. All of our Hedging Plants have evergreen foliage – giving you some pleasant greenery to look at all-year-round.
Latin Name: Cupressocyparis Leylandii Castlewellan Gold
English Name: Castlewellan Gold, Castlewellan Gold Cypress, Leyland Cypress, Galway Gold
Genus: Cupressaceae (Cypress)
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Flower: Yellow Spherical Cones.
Flowering Period: Spring.
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Well-Drained. Chalk. Clay. Loam. Sand.
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight or Partial Shade.
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Sheltered or Exposed.
Hardiness Rating: High (H6)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -20 °C to -15 °C (-4 °F to 5 °F)
Suggested Uses: Hedging. Privacy Screening. Borders. Windbreakers.
Maintenance: No pruning required, but can be trimmed and shaped (if desired) each year in May – July.
Growth Habit: Bushy/Upright/Columnar.
Growth Speed: Fast (50cm to 75cm per year).
Starting Height: 80cm to 500cm (3.3 ft to 16.4 ft)
Final Height: 25m (82 ft)
Starting Sideways Spread: 25cm to 150cm (0.8 ft to 4.9 ft)
Final Sideways Spread: 350cm (11.5 ft)
Pot Included: 3 Litre Plastic Pot (15cm) to 220 Litre Plastic Pot (100cm)
Height including Pot: 95cm to 600cm (3.1 ft to 19.7 ft)
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