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A Leyland cypress.
- ‘Let's face it, when it comes to obsessively hiding your property, isn't that what leylandii is for?’
- ‘Some trees, notably the infamous leylandii, can be pruned but are hard work due to the rate of their growth.’
- ‘After officers met Mr Morgan on site, however, it was agreed the leylandii would be acceptable if their height could be regulated.’
- ‘Forget garden fences, extensions or leylandii - helipads are the new battleground for rowing neighbours.’
- ‘It's the leylandii of the climbing world - avoid it, or your neighbours will soon be avoiding you.’
- ‘Fast-growing shrubs, such as notorious leylandii, have sparked bitter court battles between neighbours and even led to murder.’
From the modern Latin taxonomic name.
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