The Leyland Cypress can grow up to a metre per year which means you can have a good looking hedge in just two or three years. Unfortunately it doesn’t stop there. It keeps growing and growing. Left unchecked the Leyland Cypress can tower over your home with trees routinely hitting 15 metres and the tallest in the world has been documented at 40 metres. [ Rhodri Clark (January 26, 2008). "Mother of all trees that sets neighbours at war revealed to have its accidental roots in Wales". Western Mail. ]
While managing these trees keeps us employed it’s an expense that can be mitigated by selecting slower growing alternatives. If planning a new hedge, expect us to show some reluctance with this particular option and enthusiasm for others that won't break your bank.