Letter: Leylandii

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Sir: America can be blamed for many things, but not the Leyland cypress. This plant first appeared as a natural hybrid between Cupressus macrocarpa and Chamaecyparis nootkatensis in Montgomeryshire in 1888, so although both parents are North American species it is only fair to attribute blame to the Welsh.

JOHN ANDERSON

Truro, Cornwall

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