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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. kaempferi is a vigorous deciduous conifer forming a large tree reaching up to 30m with reddish young shoots bearing whorls of light green leaves becoming yellow and orange in autumn. Cones ovoid, erect, to 3cm long, with out-curved scales
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilLoam, Sand, Clay
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Higher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height
more than 50 years
Grow in any deep, well drained soil in full sun
PRopagate by seed, sown from late winter to spring. Chilling the seeds for three weeks may aid germination. Propagate by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in summer. Graft in winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Adelgids may be a problem
Can suffer from honey fungus and phytophthora. Canker may cause dieback
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