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A fast-growing hybrid conifer which is narrowly conical with a dense growth of shoots bearing scale-like leaves, widely grown as a screening plant or for shelter.Also called leylandii
- ‘In towns, the infamous Leyland cypress is often the barrier between homes.’
- ‘Flat-needled Leyland cypress contrasts nicely with smooth magnolia leaves on a mantel and adds soft filler in arrangements.’
- ‘For privacy, Stacie planted a screen of Leyland cypress along the back lot line.’
- ‘Elsewhere in the yard, Leyland cypresses form a solid wall of feathery foliage.’
1930s: named after Christopher J. Leyland (1849–1926), British horticulturist.
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