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Pseudolarix amabilis (photo courtesy of Rob Cardillo)
Pseudolarix amabilis (photo courtesy of Rob Cardillo)

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Zones 2-7, 14-17
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Full
Regular Water
Moderate

Pseudolarix amabilis

Golden Larch
Pinaceae
Deciduous, Trees

Where space permits, golden larch becomes a specimen tree of great character. This Chinese native grows very slowly into a 40–70-ft. pyramid, nearly as broad as tall at the base. Foliage has a feathery look; needles are clustered in tufts except near pendulous branch ends, where they are single. Needles open light green, mature to bluish green, then turn a magnificent golden yellow very briefly in autumn before dropping. Cones and bare branches present an interesting pattern in winter. Needs shelter from cold winds. Best in deep, rich, well-drained, acid soil; performance is better in colder part of range.

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