|Grid reference||ST 17784 84429|
|Common name||Western red cedar 'Zebrina'|
|Status||Wales Champion 2013|
|Height||27M July 2015|
|Girth||282cm May 2015|
This tree is in the upper park, besides the path, just south of the summerhouse.
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.