Edible usesThere are no edible uses listed for Cupressocyparis leylandii.
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A very fast growing tree, capable of reaching 20 metres within 20 years. A number of different clones are available. The Leyland cypress has been widely planted for hedging in recent years, though it is singularly unsuited for this purpose in all but the largest of sites. The plant has gained the reputation of being very bad for wildlife since it offers native species very little in the way of food. However, it is favoured by many birds for roosting, high cover and especially for nesting because it offers such good cover. Our 12 hectare site was totally devoid of trees when we took it over in 1989, five years later we had our first birds nesting in trees on the land - in 4 metre tall Leyland cypresses![K]. Large specimens of this tree help to attract songbirds to the garden. The bruised foliage has a sweet resinous scent.Trees are notably susceptible to honey fungus.
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