Thuja plicata 'Zebrina' at Parc Cefn Onn

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Thuja plicata 'Zebrina' (centre)
mid July 2015

Grid reference ST 17784 84429
Common name Western red cedar 'Zebrina'
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous No
Status Wales Champion 2013
Height 27M July 2015
Girth 282cm May 2015
Reference 239

This tree is in the upper park, besides the path, just south of the summerhouse.

Thuja plicata 'Zebrina' bark

Thuja plicata 'Zebrina' bark
June 2015

Thuja plicata 'Zebrina' foliage

Thuja plicata 'Zebrina' foliage
early September 2015

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Thuja plicata 'Zebrina' foliage
early September 2015

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.