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Thuja plicata 'Aurea' (Western red cedar 'Aurea')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
15m
Max height
4m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Thuja plicata 'Aurea'

Other names

Western red cedar 'Aurea'

Genus

Thuja Thuja

Variety or Cultivar

'Aurea' _ 'Aurea' is an evergreen conifer with a conical habit. It has golden-green foliage on ascending branches and makes a good hedge.


Thuja plicata 'Aurea' is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Foliage smells of pineapple when crushed.

Tree shape

Conical

Toxicity

Contact with the skin may cause irritation.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Foliage

Yellow-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Conifer aphid , Scale insects Conifer aphid , Scale insects

Cypress (coryneum) canker Cypress (coryneum) canker

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Thuja plicata 'Aurea' (Western red cedar 'Aurea') will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 4m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in moist, free-draining soil in any aspect so long as the tree gets good light. Needs protection from drying winds, particularly when young. Makes a good hedge.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Thuja plicata 'Aurea'

Other names

Western red cedar 'Aurea'

Genus

Thuja Thuja

Variety or Cultivar

'Aurea' _ 'Aurea' is an evergreen conifer with a conical habit. It has golden-green foliage on ascending branches and makes a good hedge.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Foliage smells of pineapple when crushed.

Tree shape

Conical

Toxicity

Contact with the skin may cause irritation.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Foliage

Yellow-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Conifer aphid , Scale insects

Specific diseases

Cypress (coryneum) canker

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Thuja plicata 'Aurea' (Western red cedar 'Aurea') will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 4m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in moist, free-draining soil in any aspect so long as the tree gets good light. Needs protection from drying winds, particularly when young. Makes a good hedge.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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