#059 Leyland Cypress (Cupressus × leylandii)

This specific Leyland Cypress was planted in the 1970s. It came as a seedling from Arnold Arboretum, located at Harvard University. It is the oldest public arboretum in the country. It was likely the first of the species planted in North Carolina. It has been the reigning state champion since October, 1990. It is located within feet from another Treasure Tree, #122.

Statistics (1990/2020)

  • Circumference (In.): 73"/183"
  • Height (Ft.): 41'/unknown
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 16'/38'
  • Total Points: 118/193

More Information

  • Nominated By: Tom Martin and Joe McLaurin
  • Year Added: 1990
  • Owned By: Pass-A-Grille Realty Company
  • Current condition: Good
  • Neighborhood: Lake Wylie
  • Property Type: Private Business
  • Nearest Address: Private Property
  • Ecological Value: Leyland Cypress trees are very resilient to many soil types and drought, although they have short lifespans. They are often planted as a privacy screen in neighborhoods.