A gracefully elegant evergreen with a very columnar form and a quick growth rate. Foliage color ranges, among the different named varieties, from deep green to gray-green to yellow-green. Excellent as a vertical element in mixed shrub plantings. Also known as x Cupressocyparis leylandii. Depending on rainfall, new plants need to be watered weekly through the first growing season. A slow, one-hour trickle of water should do the job. During hot spells thoroughly soaking the ground up to 8” (20 cm) every few days is better than watering a little bit daily.