Thuja plicata ‘Zebrina’


Thuja plicata ‘Zebrina’ in a 1 litre pot.

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Thuja plicata ‘Zebrina’, also known as Western Red Cedar ‘Zebrina’, is a distinctive evergreen conifer with striking foliage. Its flat, scale-like leaves are a rich, emerald green color with yellowish-green with strips, resembling the stripes of a zebra. The foliage is soft to the touch and has a pleasing aroma when crushed. This conifer can grow up to 15m tall, but can be easily maintained as a hedge or specimen tree with regular pruning. Thuja plicata ‘Zebrina’ is a hardy plant that prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil, making it an ideal choice for a variety of garden styles.

Key Facts

  • Common Name(s):western red cedar ‘Irish Gold’
  • Hardiness:Fully hardy
  • How big will I get? Thuja plicata ‘Zebrina’ can grow to a height of 10m and a spread of 4m.
  • Did You Know That:The tree has a long lifespan and can live for over 1,000 years in the wild?

Plant Calendar

A rough guide to how this plant will change through the year.

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Foliage Colour

Care Guide

Soil Requirements

Thuja plicata ‘Zebrina’ prefers moist but well-draining soil. This plant can grow in soil with a wide range of pH levels, it is not picky about the pH level of the soil.

Best Position

Thuja plicata ‘Zebrina’ can handle either an exposed or a sheltered position and requires full sun to thrive, this consists of more than six hours of direct sunshine per day.


Thuja plicata ‘Zebrina’ is fairly low maintenance and doesn’t require any pruning.

Pest, Diseases and Wildlife

Thuja plicata ‘Zebrina’ can have problems with scale insects and aphids, it can be vulnerable to certain diseases such as honey fungus. It is not considered to be toxic.

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