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Larix kaempferi

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Pseudolarix kaempferi
Phonetic Spelling
LAR-iks KAYMP-fer-eye
Description

Easy to transplant; dislikes shade; not drought tolerant; bark peels off in long strips

Some resistance to air pollution damage

Site:  Sun; light, moist, well drained soil; needs protection from wind

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#air pollution tolerant#moist soil#well-drained soil#easy to transplant#needled#deciduous conifer
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#air pollution tolerant#moist soil#well-drained soil#easy to transplant#needled#deciduous conifer
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Larix
    Species:
    kaempferi
    Family:
    Pinaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central Japan
    Dimensions:
    Height: 50 ft. 0 in. - 70 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 25 ft. 0 in. - 40 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Horizontal
    Open
    Pyramidal
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Length:
    1-3 inches
    Fruit Description:
    2 to 3 in. erect green to purplish cones; golden brown in fall
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Orange
    White
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Leaf Shape:
    Acicular
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    1 to 2.5 in. narrow, sea green leaves; 2 white stripes on underside; yellow to orange red fall color; do not last long and fall off of the tree by winter
  • Bark:
    Surface/Attachment:
    Peeling
    Bark Description:
    Peels off in long strips.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Pollution