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Japanese Larch

Larix kaempferi

GIS Coordinate:
N40 21.101 W94 53.261

Trail Number:
C28

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Description

Family:
Pinaceae

Foliage:
Leaves: 1 to 1 1/4" long and 1/25" wide; on short spurs 40 or more together, 1 1/2" or longer; upper side of both kinds flat, glaucous, underside keeled and with 2 white bands, deep green

Native Locale:
Japan

Mature Height:
70 to 90 feet

Mature Width:
25 to 40 feet

Hardiness Zones:
Zone 4 to 7

Soil Preference:
Susceptible to drought; Tolerant of shallow, acid soils; Intolerant of shade, chalk soils and polluted areas

Growth Habit:
Very open and pyramidal in habit with beautiful slender pendulous branchlets

Rate of Growth:
Medium to Fast

Disease and Insect:
Similar to other larches

Landscape Value:
n/a

Additional Notes:

  • Fruit: Cones stalked, 1 to 1 1/2" long and almost as wide, scales keeled forming a rosette appearance

Photos

Leaf - Japanese LarchSummer '08 - Japanese LarchSummer '08  Leaf - Japanese Larch