Thuja plicata 'Zebrina' at Roath Park Botanic Garden

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Thuja plicata 'Zebrina'
late December 2018

Grid reference ST 18462 79077
Common name Western red cedar 'Zebrina'
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous No
Height 16M December 2018
Girth Multi-stem
Reference 575

This tree is in the west border, south of the middle entrance, between the path and Lake Road West.

Thuja plicata 'Zebrina' bark

Thuja plicata 'Zebrina' bark
December 2018

Thuja plicata 'Zebrina' leaf

Thuja plicata 'Zebrina' leaves
December 2018

Thuja plicata 'Zebrina' leaf2

Thuja plicata 'Zebrina' leaves
December 2018

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.