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Cupressocyparis (x) leylandii Castlewellan Gold

Ideal decorative feature

A fast growing evergreen with dense bright golden-green leaves that is tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions and has been trained and pruned into a neat spiral shape.


Ideal for growing in a pots outside a front foor or entrance or as a feature in a shrubbery.


 Keep well watered and trim regularly to maintain shape.

This variety was raised as a hybrid seedling at Castlewellan, County Down, Northern Ireland in 1962

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Conifer
Foliage colour
Typically available February - July
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 600 cm - 1200 cm
Plant width 250 cm - 400 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous Foliage may cause skin irritation
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 200 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Flower border and beds, Patio container, City garden, Courtyard garden, Mediterranean garden, Ideal for walls & trellis & arches & pergolas

Typically available

From February to July