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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Larix are deciduous trees of conical habit, with good autumn colour from the soft, needle-like leaves which are borne in whorls on spur-like lateral shoots and spirally arranged on young growth; small ovoid cones persist on the branches
L. gmelinii is a deciduous, coniferous tree that can reach 35m, with a broadly conical shape and horizontal branches. Bright green, needle-like leaves are carried in bunches, and turn yellow in autumn. Male flowers are yellow, females start purple then ripen into erect, brown cones about 3cm long
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or West-facing or East-facing or South-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Loam
Higher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height
more than 50 years
An exceptionally hardy tree that does best in areas with very cold winters and cool summers. In milder areas it is easily damaged by late spring frosts
Propagate by seed in containers in early spring, grafting in winter, or root semi-ripe cuttings in summer under mist; cuttings are difficult to root
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning No pruning necessary
Pests May be attacked by adelgids
Honey fungus may be a problem and canker may cause dieback
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