Japanese larch is a large, deciduous, needle bearing conifer with reddish exfoliating bark and horizontal spreading branches. This is a cone shaped tree that can get more than 100 feet tall, with its lower branches spreading more than 40 feet across. The needles are a little more than an inch long and soft and pliable.
The needles on the slender pendulous branches are blue-green, turning golden yellow in fall before they drop. The cones are about an inch long, egg-shaped at first, then opening at maturity to form handsome “rosebud” rosettes with reflexed woody scales. Japanese larch grows naturally on volcanic mountain slopes on the island of hondo, japan. Other species of larch occur in north america and europe.
Japanese larch prefer a moist soil on the acidic side. Under good conditions with ample soil moisture, the fast growing japanese larch should be 20 feet tall in 15 years, 50 feet tall in 40 years, and 90 feet tall at maturity in 80 years.
It likes a well drained soil with plenty of water but suffers in waterlogged soils. So many of the needle bearing conifers are evergreen that we tend to forget about the deciduous larches, a genus with about a dozen species from mountainous regions of the northern hemisphere. The japanese larch is considered the finest of all the larches in cultivation. The japanese larch is a most handsome tree, tall and symmetrically cone shaped, with brilliant glowing yellow foliage in fall.
Medium brown cones, 1″ to 1.5″ long. Well-drained, slightly acidic to neutral soil is best. Should be planted in the open in full sun. It does not tolerate warmer climates or dry substrates.
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