A fast growing conifer which has bright leaves that hold their colour all year round. The Gold Rider Cypress, named for its yellow/gold foliage is a common sight across the gardens of Britain. They require very little maintenance and can be left to grow on their own. However, if used for hedging, their dense leaves and branches will probably need to be trimmed each year to maintain the hedgerow’s smooth shape and tidy appearance (if desired).
Known for their hardiness and potential for fast growth; our selection of Leylandii are easily maintainable and are great ways of adding colour to your garden all year round. Prune in September for best results. Additionally, to get the best out of its magnificent foliage, position in an area where it will receive a good amount of sun.
Latin Name: Cupressocyparis Leylandii Gold Rider
English Name: Gold Rider Cypress, Leyland Gold Rider, 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. 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 100cm per year).
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