Golden Cedar

Thuja plicata ‘aurea’

The golden cedar is a variegated type of the western red cedar. It has bands of golden yellow within the green foliage. The golden yellow color is more prominent in the new growth, which occurs in early to mid summer. The golden cedar works well as a landscape accent or as a screening tree. It can also be sheared into hedge form.  

 
Zones: Hardy to Zone 5
Leaf Description: Evergreen, Golden yellow bands in the green foliage
Mature Height: 50 ft
Mature Spread: 20 to 25′
Growth Rate: Slow to Moderate
Habit: Dense and symmetrical
Light Requirements: Full sun to shade
Soil Tolerances: Prefers a moist soil