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Thuja plicata 'Irish Gold' (Western red cedar 'Irish Gold')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
7m
Max height
3m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Thuja plicata 'Irish Gold'

Other names

Western red cedar 'Irish Gold'

Genus

Thuja Thuja

Variety or Cultivar

'Irish Gold' _ 'Irish Gold' is a medium-sized, evergreen conifer with a neat, conical habit. Foliage is green with yellow markings and gently drooping.


Thuja plicata 'Irish Gold' 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

Scale insects Scale insects

Canker Canker

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Thuja plicata 'Irish Gold' (Western red cedar 'Irish Gold') will reach a height of 7m and a spread of 3m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, 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 'Irish Gold'

Other names

Western red cedar 'Irish Gold'

Genus

Thuja Thuja

Variety or Cultivar

'Irish Gold' _ 'Irish Gold' is a medium-sized, evergreen conifer with a neat, conical habit. Foliage is green with yellow markings and gently drooping.

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

Scale insects

Specific diseases

Canker

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Thuja plicata 'Irish Gold' (Western red cedar 'Irish Gold') will reach a height of 7m and a spread of 3m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, 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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