Cupressus x leylandii ~ Root Ball plants
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Leylandii trees part of the Cupressus family of conifers make very large trees indeed, excellent screening very tall unwanted views. They do need plenty of space to grow in. If they can be pollards to an idealheight or into a superb hedge. They are vigorous and a good choice for an evergreen conifer hedge.
How many should you plant? 3 plants per meter, but if you you buy the 125-150cm or larger, then plant just 2 per meter.
How fast do they grow? Cupressus x leylandii are the fastest growing Conifer tree, cut your hedge once a month through the summer, more regularly if you want it very tidy or for topiary.
Hardiness? Frost resistant hardy plants.
Soil type? Lightly acidic, like most plants, when planting it is best to add some ericaceous purpose compost to help the hedge take.