Pseudolarix amabilis
Pseudolarix amabilis - dragon eye
Pseudolarix amabilis
Pseudolarix amabilis - established tree with golden autumn colour
Pseudolarix amabilis
Pseudolarix amabilis - dragon eye
Pseudolarix amabilis
Pseudolarix amabilis - established tree with golden autumn colour

Pseudolarix amabilis

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£45.00

(Golden Larch) A beautiful, deciduous conifer with excellent autumn colour, native to China where it is important to Chinese herbalism and considered to be one of the 50 fundamental herbs.

Grows as an elegant small or eventually medium sized, decideous tree with lush bright green summer needles turning golden-yellow in autumn before falling.

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Supplied Size:
  • 3 litre pot (3-4 years old, 40-60 cm tall)

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A beautiful, deciduous conifer with excellent autumn colour, native to China where it is important to Chinese herbalism and considered to be one of the 50 fundamental herbs. Pseudolarix amabilis is a slow growing, deciduous conifer with long, lush green needles which turn a brilliant, rich golden-yellow in autumn before they fall.

The spectacular autumn colour produces what is known as the 'dragon's eye' effect (shown by the first photo), where the needles on a spur shoot, colour to gold and bronze, with a small area in the center which is still green. This green area fades as the autumn colour advances.


  • Position: Sheltered in full sun. Avoid East facing positions which receive strong early morning sunlight.
  • Soil: Well drained, lime-free fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. Pseudolarix amabilis requires protection from cold winter winds and late frosts as a young plant.
  • Rate of Growth: Slow.
  • Habit: Eventually a medium sized tree with a conical habit when young and open, spreading branches once established.
    • Height: eventually up to 15 m (50 ft).
    • Spread: 4 - 6 m (13 - 20 ft).
  • Notes: Pseudolarix amabilis is slow growing and will take many years to reach the above height in the U.K.
How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Tree - Medium (8m - 15m)
Growing Conditions
Soil: Acid
Special Features
Autumn Colour, Rare and Unusual, Suitable for Containers
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