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    Leyland Cypress: A Transatlantic Hybrid

    By Sheereen Othman | January 23, 2018

    x Cupressocyparis leylandii Seven hundred fifty years ago, a wealthy Englishman in Wales imported trees from the Pacific coast of the U.S. to add to his collection of trees from around the world. A Monterey cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa) from California and an Alaskan Cedar (Cupressus nootkatensis) —a cedar-like tree found in the forests of northwest North America. The Discovery In their natural habitat, the two trees grow hundreds of miles apart, with no chance of crossing paths. But when the trees…

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