The golden larch is a lovely deciduous conifer whose lacy foliage turns golden in autumn. Its bright green needles are slightly larger than those of the European larch. Golden larch becomes a large pyramidal tree with an ultimate height of about 50 feet in cultivation. Its broad, horizontal branches are arranged in an open growth habit. In a big garden, it makes a neat specimen that never fails to attract attention.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsDeciduous conifer with great autumn color.
CareNeeds shelter from wind and deep, fertile, acidic to neutral, well-drained soil in a warm site in full sun. Minimal pruning, if any.
PropagationSow seed in containers outdoors in spring. Take greenwood cuttings in early summer.
- Genus : Pseudolarix
- Plant Width : 15 to 30 feet
- Plant Height : 30 feet or more
- Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Light : Full Sun
- Characteristics : Interesting Bark, Showy Fall Foliage, Showy Foliage, Showy Fruit
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Maintenance : Moderate
- Growth Rate : Slow
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
- Plant Type : Trees
Plant Characteristics are only available to Fine Gardening members
Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to our complete plant guide as well as our entire collection of articles and videos.