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Thuja plicata 'Collyer's Gold'
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common name: Western Red Cedar, Western Arbor-Vitae
synonyms: Thuja orientalis 'Collyer's Gold'
conifer, evergreen, scented/aromatic
growth rate: slow
growth habit: conical
leaf colour: yellow & green
main season: All Year
full sun, part shade
moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
Compact conical habit, fairly slow growing. Foliage is green strongly tipped with rich gold. Good winter colouring.
Adaptable to most soils including heavy clay, chalk and waterlogged positions, but will not tolerate very dry conditions.
From heeled cuttings in late summer or autumn.
Introduced in 1976 by the Wansdyke Nursey, Wiltshire, UK.