Leyland cypress – (x Cupressocyparis leylandii)
– a “bigeneric” hybrid (hence the “x” before the Latin name) between Monterey cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa) and the Alaskan cedar (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis) that occurred accidentally, in 1892
-a very fast-growing evergreen tree. Useful for making paper, for example.
– a conifer – the seed body is a cone
– overlapping scale-like leaves, each about 3 mm long