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Larix kaempferi 'Nana' Neumann
  • RHS AGM

Japanese larch 'Nana'

'Nana' is a dense, rounded, dwarf cultivar reaching a maximum height of 1m. Leaves emerge light green in spring, mature to blue-green in summer and turn a golden-yellow in autumn before falling to reveal red-brown bark covered with short spurs

Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Pink Green
Summer Blue Green
Autumn Gold Yellow Brown
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

West–facing or East–facing or South–facing or North–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Pinaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

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

Name status

Not established

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in any deep, well drained soil but prefers slightly acidic soils

Propagation

Propagate by grafting

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Gravel garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Rock garden
  • Low Maintenance
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to adelgids

Diseases

May be susceptible to honey fungus in gardens where it is present but insufficient data to determine degree of susceptibility

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