(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.
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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.
- 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: up to 15 m (50 ft).
- Spread: 4 m (13 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
- Mature Size
- Tree - Medium (20 - 50 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Special: Coastal Areas
- Special Features
- Autumn Colour
- On sale!