Taxon  Report   7981    
Thuja plicata  Donn ex D. Don
Western red cedar
Thuja plicata
© 2008 Timothy D. Ives
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Thuja plicata
© 2008 Timothy D. Ives
Thuja plicata, a gymnosperm, is a tree that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details)

point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Thuja plicata
© 2007 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
Genus: Thuja
Communities: North Coastal Coniferous Forest, wetland-riparian


Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Thuja plicata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).