Definition of Leyland cypress in English:

Leyland cypress

Syllabification: Ley·land cy·press
Pronunciation: /ˈlālənd, ˈlē-


A fast-growing hybrid conifer that is narrowly conical with a dense growth of shoots bearing scalelike leaves, widely grown as a screening plant or for shelter.
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  • Flat-needled Leyland cypress contrasts nicely with smooth magnolia leaves on a mantel and adds soft filler in arrangements.
  • For privacy, Stacie planted a screen of Leyland cypress along the back lot line.
  • Elsewhere in the yard, Leyland cypresses form a solid wall of feathery foliage.


1930s: named after Christopher J. Leyland (1849–1926), British horticulturist.

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