Japanese larch

Larix kaempferi

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Japanese larch (Larix kaempferi)
LAIR-iks KEMP-fer-eye
Synonyms:  Larix leptolepis
Genus:  Larix
Fissured and scaly bark bark is tinted rust-brown in winter. Purplish red winter shoots are covered in a waxy bloom. Gray-green or bluish green leaves grow to 1.5 inches long.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  May reach up to 100 feet in height. Tolerates a wide range of growing conditions.
Propagation:  Sow seed in a seedbed in early spring, graft in winter, or root semi-rupe cuttings in summer. Cuttings are difficult to root.
Problems:  Common: caterpillars, sawflies, and aphids. Prone to needle blight, needle cast, rust, and cankers.

Overview

Height
Over 30 ft.
Spread
15 ft. to 30 ft.
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Characteristics
Interesting Bark
Uses
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Trees

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