About This Plant

Thuja plicata ‘Aurea’ is a cultivar of the Western Red Cedar, known for its striking golden foliage. This coniferous tree retains the classic characteristics of the species, such as its tall stature and peeling reddish-brown bark. However, what sets ‘Aurea’ apart is its vibrant, golden-yellow foliage that adds a splash of colour and contrast to gardens and landscapes. Like its parent species, Thuja plicata ‘Aurea’ is adaptable and hardy, making it a popular choice for ornamental planting.

The Story


The Thuja plicata ‘Aurea’ features vibrant yellow to golden foliage that adds a touch of warmth to any landscape. The scale-like leaves are arranged in flattened sprays, creating a feathery texture. These evergreen leaves emit a pleasant fragrance and maintain their colour throughout the year.


The Western Red Cedar, scientifically known as Thuja plicata ‘Aurea,’ produces small, woody cones as its fruit. These cones are typically less than an inch in size and are a key characteristic of the species.
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