Cypress - Gold Rider Leyland / Size 1
Gold Rider Leyland Cypress

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*Average Plant Shipping Size: 10" - 14" tall / Quart size rootball

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Our Price: $14.95

Product Code: CYPGRL1

Cupressocyparis x leylandii 'Gold Rider'

Overall Description

Yet another very interesting, unusual variety of Leyland Cypress. Has the same growth characteristics as the regular Leyland, but its foliage is bright lime green towards the center of the tree turning to vibrant yellow/gold further out on the branches. Very nice, dense pyramidal growth habit. Trust me, you can't miss this tree from a mile away when it gets 20-30 feet tall. Grows fast, just like all Leylands - good for screens, borders, or as a real standout specimen planting to draw attention to a particular area in your landscape.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 25 - 35 ft

--Mature Width : 10 - 15 ft

--Growth Rate :
Moderate to fast ( 10" - 16" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
6 - 10

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun preferred for best color, to partial sun

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--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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