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‘Gold Rider’ Leyland Cypress
x Cupressocyparis leylandii ‘ Gold Rider’
Gold Rider Cypress at our Snohomish Nursery Tree Farm. We love the color they add!
‘Gold Rider’ Leyland Cypress is a variety that will mature at about half the size of the "regular" Leyland Cypress. ‘Gold Rider ‘ Cypress has beautiful golden foliage that makes a stunning hedge, line of trees, or stand-alone specimen tree. The yellow color is concentrated at the branch tips, which gives a “two-toned” effect with the green interior foliage, particularly as the trees age. We have noted that the trees are more colorful the more sunlight they receive, so they are more colorful in summer than in winter--they lose much of their yellow color in winter--and so we recommend planting them in full-sun locations.
Like the Excelsa Cedar, these trees are bigger than the "Emerald Green" Arborvitae -both wider and taller, and much faster-growing. These trees are not as fast-growing as the standard "Leyland Cypress".
Mature Height: To 35 ft. Please note that this is an estimate
Mature Width: To 15 ft. Please note that this is an estimate
Sunlight: Full sun. Anything less than full sun and the trees may not produce the yellow color. See the photos below that show this.
Soil: Must be well-drained; won't tolerate "wet feet". Drought tolerant once established. OK in acid soil, alkaline soil.
Growth Rate: Moderate.
"Instant Privacy" Use: A great alternative to a green privacy screen.
"Instant Privacy" Spacing: These trees can be spaced on 5, 6, or 8' centers (meaning the trunks of each tree are 4', 6', or 8' apart) or wider. Some people want them even closer than that in order to maximize the “Instant Privacy", while others will put them wider in order to cut down on the cost.
What to Expect the First Year: As with all newly-planted trees, these need to be watered carefully through the first Spring/Summer--see our "Care of Your Trees" section for more details. Not as much growth the first year because the tree is putting its efforts into its root system. Some small branches that were broken during installation will turn brown (cut them off or just leave them and they will fall off). As noted above, they can lose some of their color in the winter.
Comments: Columnar to conical growth habit. There is a lot of green in most Northwest yards--why not add some stunning color?
7-8' "Gold Rider" Cypress
Sizes & Prices
We can plant these tree(s) for you, or you can pick them up or have us deliver them to you and you/your landscaper plant them.
Gold Rider Cypress "Starter" trees in pots
Gold Rider Cypress--Natural
2.5'-3' "Gold Rider" Cypress "Starter Trees" in pots $74.95 (photo above) Limited Number Available
7-8' "Gold Rider" Cypress Natural $325.00 (photo above) Limited Number Available
Gold Rider Cypress--"Hedged"
Creating a tall, full but narrow hedge is a long-term project. We can't just prune big trees back to a narrow shape--all you'd see would be the trunk and the dead, see-through interior. Instead we start with small trees and each year we prune them so that as they grow they stay at a narrow width but have their natural exterior foliage. These trees are a great answer when there is a need for narrow, tall trees. You won't find these trees anywhere else.
6-7' "Gold Rider" Cypress "Hedged" $325.00 (photo below)
SOLD OUT for Summer; we will have more available this Fall (See "A Note on Tree Availability" below).
Please note that our supply of trees is constantly changing; please contact us to confirm availability. (06/27/2022)
More Gold Rider Cypress Photos:
"Gold Rider" Cypress along both sides of a driveway.
More "Gold Rider" Cypress along a driveway. These trees are older than those above.
Delivery & Planting Available
We deliver and plant these trees. "Planting" includes a watering system, staking if necessary, and a one year warranty for no additional charge. Our planting "Service Area" is the greater Puget Sound area of Western Washington: Bellingham, Mt. Vernon, Everett, Edmonds, Mukilteo, Shoreline, Bothell, Seattle & the "East Side"--Bellevue, Woodinville, Kirkland, Issaquah, Sammamish, etc.--Renton, Kent, Federal Way, Tacoma, south to Olympia and all points in between; plus Highway 2 to Leavenworth & Wenatchee. If you are not in this area, sorry but we will not be able to plant for you.
Click Here for more information about our planting services and/or see the "Advantages" section below.
To Get Started
Please fill-out our Request for a Free Estimate form, or simply call or e-mail us.
OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES:
This Chart helps you easily compare mature sizes, growing conditions, etc.
for all of our privacy trees.
See our Trees Growing in the Fields!
We have a beautiful 8 minute drone video of our Snohomish tree farm
with many of the trees identified. Click here
Studies: Trees Add Value to Property
Privacy Trees: We are a nursery tree farm specializing in Privacy Trees for screening. We sell retail & wholesale, for residential and commercial projects and we "deliver & plant" our trees. Our most common project is planting a line of privacy trees for a homeowner. We have several thousand privacy trees growing at our Snohomish farm. Plus we have many years' experience in "what works where", professional planting services, ongoing support, and thousands of satisfied customers. Buying directly from a grower has great advantages--fresh trees, great selection, and low prices--you maximize your purchasing power. We also have privacy trees that are not available elsewhere, such as our "Hedged Privacy Trees" and "Thin Man" Arborvitae. You can see our hedged and natural privacy trees in our beautiful 8 minute YouTube Farm Video.
Ornamental Trees: We also have a nice selection of Ornamental Trees, with many of our trees being on the "Great Plant Picks" list for the Pacific Northwest.
Delivery & Planting: We usually deliver & plant our trees for Customers. Click here for more information.
Free Estimates: We will help you determine which trees are right for your project, and provide you with free, no-obligation estimates. This is often accomplished by e-mail and phone, usually first using our online Free Estimate Request Form. Where necessary, we will send one of our experts out to review the project (no cost or obligation). More information
Location: We’re conveniently located just 15 minutes north of Woodinville. We are a farm, not a retail nursery so we don't keep regular retail hours; instead we set up appointments so that we can focus on your project. So please set-up an appointment instead of "just coming out". Here's a link to our "Directions" page.
Covid-19 Precautions: In accordance with the Governor's directives we have made some changes in the way we do things. For a detailed break-down of these steps please see our "Covid-19 Precautions" webpage.
Payment: We don’t require any money “up front”—you only pay when the job is completed (unusual exceptions to this are large/special projects or lengthy “holds” on trees). Be careful of contractors asking for “up front” money; they might not come back!
Warranty & Support: When we plant your trees we include staking (if necessary), transplanting fertilizer, and an easy-to-use watering system that hooks into your garden hose. More information. We also give a one year Warranty on trees we plant, for no additional charge. More information We have a detailed “Care of Your Trees” section of our website, and provide ongoing support--we're available to answer your questions as your new trees grow. More information
Customer Service: We pride ourselves on our Customer Service—real people answering the phone. We have an "A+" rating with the Better Business Bureau (their highest rating), are an Angie's List Super Service Award winner, have excellent reviews on Yelp, Google, etc. and a 100% satisfaction rating with eBay.
Our Business: We’ve been in business since 1995 and have a dedicated, experienced staff, most of whom have been with us for many years. See: "About Us" for our history. We are a registered Washington State contractor (License Number: NURSEL*956J1). More information Be sure to hire a registered contractor -- to go to the Department of Labor & Industries website to check a contractor's registration, click here. As it says there: "Unregistered contractors carry no bond or insurance to protect consumers. Consumers can face serious issues if anything goes wrong on a job." These liability risks are in addition to fraud, poor workmanship, worthless warranties, etc. We are fully bonded and insured, of course.
Customer Satisfaction: Most important of all is what our customers think of us:
"I am really pleased with your work. You saved me several thousand dollars, steered me away from trees that wouldn't work, provided healthy and beautiful trees, did a great job planting them, and did everything on time and on schedule. You can quote me." Jo, Vashon Island
"Our privacy bank of trees has done nothing but grow well into maturity. Our back yard and deck area is totally private and the 10 trees your team planted [in 2005] are rich, leathery and dark green. We remark on them every day it seems. Please include me in any of your "Testimonials" as you would be hard pressed to find a more satisfied customer." Jim, Port Orchard
"For quality vs. value, your trees are the best landscape purchase I’ve ever made." Jeff, Seattle
"Michael, I just wanted to pass along a note to tell you how thrilled I am with the trees. The effect they have brought to our new courtyard in the front of our home here in Seattle has exceeded my expectations!" Chip Hanauer, Hydroplane Driver--Click Here to see his project.
"I work in customer service so I know good service when I experience it and you have my top rating. I would definitely recommend you to anyone who needs new landscaping. Thanks again.” Carol, Camano Island
"The [new] trees were a great privacy feature when we sold the last house! We now have a much larger space we want to talk with you about . . " Katherine, Fall City
“My compliments to your crew. We’ve had a lot of contractors working on our house recently and we’ve seen the entire range; and your guys were excellent. The trees make things look so much better—I started smiling as soon as I saw them going in." Holly, Queen Anne
"You guys are the best nursery I've ever done business with! And I have dealt with a few. You did what you said you would, on time with attention to detail rarely found. From the beginning of the quote process all the way through to the last detail you made it easy. And you work to ensure that the trees will thrive after planting with detailed advice, a complementary irrigation system, and a website filled with useful information. Most nurseries will just dump off the goods and tell you best of luck, put some water on them. You provide a quality product that sets you apart. Your crew was friendly, polite and operated as a well organized team. I would recommend you without hesitation! Thanks for doing a great job!” Ryan, Buckley
"We can not believe how beautiful your trees are. The privacy is unbelievable. If you ever need a testimonial let us know. Our yard is perfect! We sit there and say "my oh my”! Suzanne, Tacoma
"I don't think I've ever been as happy with something I've purchased." Sarah, Sammamish
Many More Testimonials (click here)
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13510 Old Snohomish-Monroe Road
Snohomish, WA 98290
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