Thuja plicata 'Zebrina' / Zebrina western red-cedar

Thuja plicata 'Zebrina' is a strong-growing, tall conical tree form of western red-cedar with outspread branchlets with slightly nodding tips and yellowish-striped, zebra-like foliage that becomes more whitish later in the growing season. This large cultivar will grow to mature heights in excess of 12 feet (4 m) tall and 6 feet (2 m) wide after 10 years in the landscape, a growth rate of a foot (30 cm) or more annually.

'Zebrina' is a very old cultivar, of unknown origin. Dall. & Jacks. first described it in a botanical write up in 1923.

Thuja plicata 'Zebrina' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger

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