Leyland cypress Cupressaceae xHesperotropsis leylandii
Leaf:Evergreen, fine, scale-like foliage, arranged in decussate pairs, individual leaves 1/16 to 1/8 inch long, green to bluish-green above and below, arranged in flat sprays.
Flower:Species is monoecious; not showy, males small (1/8 inch) reddish brown terminal cones; females sightly larger, round, yellow-green.
Fruit:Round, small cone, 1/2 to 3/4 inch diameter, brown, rarely fruits.
Twig:Flattened or quadrangular branchlets.
Bark:Reddish brown, scaly when young, later developing gray weathered strips.
Form:Medium sized tree reaching 60 to 70 feet in landscape, narrow, oblong crown.