|Grid reference||ST 17978 78539|
|Common name||Western red cedar 'Zebrina'|
|Height||18M February 2021|
This tree is in the west side of the Cemetery. It is thought to be around 80 to 100 years old (in 2021) and can be found about 60M from the Allensbank Road border, roughly opposite Allensbank Crescent. Close to the tree there a slight fragrance vaguely resembling Philadelphus. The fragrance is far more evident when some leaves are crushed.
General tree description for Thuja plicata 'Zebrina'
Thuja plicata 'Zebrina' is a cultivar of the Western red cedar (Thuja plicata) from west North America, characterised by its green and pale yellow striped foliage. It is a large, dense, broadly conical tree, over 20 metres tall, with soft, shredding, red-brown bark. The leaves are flat, drooping sprays, green with zebra stripes of yellow, the effect of which is to give the tree a golden-green appearance from a distance. The foliage is aromatic, giving a strong, sweet, fruity scent especially when crushed.
General tree description for Thuja plicata
Thuja plicata is a large or very large tree, up to 45 metres tall in Britain. It has a neat spire shape with a broad base of spreading branches. The bark is dark red-brown and has a shredding texture. The foliage is aromatic, giving a strong, sweet, fruity scent especially when crushed. It comprises flat 2D, drooping sprays of scale-like leaves, bright glossy green above, with green-white undersides. Tiny, pale yellow, inconspicuous male flowers emerge on the ends of the smallest shoots and in March they shed very fine pollen. Female flowers are reddish-purple and are followed by the cones. These are egg-shaped and approximately 15mm long. They are green to yellow-green, ripening to brown.