Pseudolarix amabilis /Goloden Larch

Pseudolarix amabilis   / Pseudolarix amabilis
Close view of foliage in spring
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Close view of foliage in spring

New foliage is soft and blue-green

Relatively young tree in New York

Branching habit

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Scientific Name: Pseudolarix amabilis
Common Name: Goloden Larch
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: This Chinese native strongly resembles the true larch. Folige is soft, green on upper surface and bluish on the lower one. Needles turn a golden yellow in autumn before dropping. A tall growing and broad spreading tree than can reach a height of over 100', although a height of 30'-60' is more common. Avoid planting in alkaline soils, in shade and where temperature and humidity are high.