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Larix kaempferi /Japanese Larch

Larix kaempferi  / Larix kaempferi
Pendulous branchlets with developing cones
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Pendulous branchlets with developing cones

Rosebud-like cones

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Scientific Name: Larix kaempferi
Common Name: Japanese Larch
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Fruit present: Winter
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This is a deciduous conifer which produces an open, conical form. It has pendulous branchlets on heavy lateral branches. The needles are a deep green during the growing season. They are spirally arranged on long shoots with 40 or more needles on short spurs. The needles turn a golden color before falling in early winter. Medium brown, rosette-shaped cones are formed on short stalks. Tree can be identified by two white lines on the underside of the needles.