X Cupressocyparis leylandii (A.B.Jacks. & Dallim.) Dallim.

Leyland Cypress

Cultivar Star Wars

Cultivar Star Wars


Family: Cupressaceae

Genus: Cupressocyparis

Category: Tree - Evergreen

Zones: 6 to 10

Size: To 90' tall and 15' wide

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun


Large conical to pyramidal tree, dense form. Foliage in flattened sprays, slightly drooping. Well-drained, average soil. Disease and insect prone.


'Star Wars' - yellow-cream variegation


Chamaecyparis nootkatensis x Cupressus macrocarpa

RHS Award of garden merit 2002.

Published in Hand-list Conif. Kew. ed. 4 37 in 1938.

Basionym is Cupressus x leylandii A.B.Jacks. & Dallim.

Taxonomic status is unresolved. Kew World Checklist reports Cupressus leylandii A.B.Jacks. & Dallim. as the accepted name. ARS-GRIN uses X Cuprocyparis leylandii (A.B.Jacks. & Dallim.) Farjon. In the trade, X Cupressocyparis leylandii (A.B.Jacks.] & Dallim.) Dallim. is used. Callitropsis x leylandii (A.B.Jacks. & Dallim.) D.P.Little is another synonym.

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