Chinese Golden-larch Pseudolarix amabilis - Pseudolarix kaempferi, Abies kaempferi, Laricopsis fortunei, Laricopsis kaempferi, Larix amabilis, Pseudolarix fortunei

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Botanical Name:

Pseudolarix amabilis

Family:

Pinaceae

Genus:

Pseudolarix

Species:

amabilis

Common Name:

Chinese Golden-larch

Height:
30-50 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5


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  • Pseudolarix amabilis

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:


Pseudolarix is a monotypic genus of conifer in the family Pinaceae. The sole species, Pseudolarix amabilis, is commonly known as the golden larch, though it is not a true larch (Larix), being more closely related to Keteleeria, Abies and Cedrus.
* Golden larch is a very attractive ornamental tree for parks and large gardens. Unlike the true larches, it is very tolerant of summer heat and humidity, growing very successfully in the southeastern United States where most larches and firs do not succeed.
* In Europe growth is most successful in the Mediterranean region with notable specimens in northern Italy, further north in the United Kingdom it will grow, but only very slowly due to the cooler summers.


This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
* Golden Larch is one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in Chinese herbology. more...
Usda description:
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