>We planted an evergreen screen of Leyland Cypress when we moved in to a
>new house in ***ia....... It will grow to 30 feet.........
A few years ago, when I was researching the same question, I too thought
that Leyland Cypress would be perfect....until I came across an article
that said that the original one was then 100 feet tall and STILL GROWING.
I decided against Leyland Cypress as a front-yard hedge! However, if the
height won't bother you, it should be quite satisfactory and trouble-free.
Taylor's Guide to Trees (1988): x Cupressocyparis leylandii. A fast-growing,
narrowly conical tree reaching l00 ft. at maturity, about 1/5 as wide as
tall when young, 1/4 as wide after 30-40 years. Foliage blue-green on
flat spraylike branchlets, feathery....Often grows incredibly fast in
youth. Excellent for screens, windbreaks, hedges, and large formal
specimens. Cultivars include "Leighton Green," with grayish-green
foliage; "Castlewellan," yellow; and "Naylor's Blue," soft bluish green.
Tolerates salt. Cones in fall. Zones 6-10.
School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC