Where space permits, golden larch becomes a specimen tree of great character. This Chinese native grows very slowly intoa 40–70-ft. pyramid, nearly asbroad 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 bluishgreen, then turn a magnificentgolden yellow very briefly inautumn 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.
‘Frans Fontaine’ is narrowest, to 35 ft. tall and 15 ft. wide, with inward-turningbranches.
Late midseason. Large; yellow with heavy red striping. Firm, juicy flesh; fine mildly tart flavor. A f...
From Oregon and Washington. Pink and white flowers emerge in airy sprays from an 8-in. rosette of narr...