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
Looking for an ornamental tree that will add a touch of elegance to your garden or park? Look no further than the Pseudolarix amabilis, also known as the Chinese Golden-larch. This deciduous coniferous tree can reach heights of 30-40 meters and has a broad conic crown that is sure to catch the eye. Its leaves are bright green and turn a brilliant golden yellow before falling in the autumn, giving it its common name. The cones mature about 7 months after pollination, releasing the winged seeds. Unlike true larches, the golden-larch is very tolerant of summer heat and humidity, making it a popular choice for gardens in the southeastern United States. It also grows successfully in the Mediterranean region, with notable specimens in northern Italy. This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit and is one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in Chinese herbology. Consider adding the Pseudolarix amabilis to your garden for a touch of sophistication and beauty.