About This Plant

Thujopsis dolobrata ‘Aurea’ is a striking evergreen conifer known for its golden foliage. This tree is a cultivar of Thujopsis dolobrata, commonly referred to as the Hiba arborvitae or Northern Japanese arborvitae. It typically grows as a dense, pyramidal tree with gracefully arching branches. The Hiba arborvitae species is native to Japan and is well-known for its aromatic wood, which has been used in construction and for making traditional Japanese cypress baths. Thujopsis dolobrata ‘Aurea’ retains the aromatic qualities of its parent species while adding a touch of golden elegance to gardens and landscapes.

The Story


The leaves of Thujopsis dolobrata ‘Aurea’ feature a vibrant and distinctive golden hue, adding a touch of brilliance to the overall appearance. The needle-like foliage is arranged in flattened sprays, creating a lush and appealing texture. The golden coloration remains a key highlight throughout the seasons


The fruit, often referred to as cones, typically features a golden hue, adding a touch of vibrant colour to the tree. These cones are small, roughly 1 to 2 centimetres in size, and are nestled among the branches.