General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Height: 20-25 feet. Annual growth rate of 1 foot or more
Plant Spread: 10-13 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Deciduous
Needled
Uses: Provides winter interest

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Common names
  • Japanese Larch

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Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, Michigan
Date: 2020-10-31
Female cone clinging to an old, lichen encrusted branch.
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, Michigan
Date: 2020-10-31
Larches are all deciduous, and needles tend to turn a rich yellow
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, Michigan
Date: 2020-10-31
This tree bewitched me with it's weird branches.  Even the main t
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, Michigan
Date: 2020-10-31
Branches large and small all have the same sinuous shapes.  It's
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, Michigan
Date: 2020-10-31
Cones on a curvy, snaky branch.  There were only a few cones visi
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, Michigan
Date: 2020-10-31
Larix kaempferi 'Diana'Diana Japanese LarchD304-2020Planted 2015V
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, Michigan
Date: 2020-10-31
Needles grow in tufts or whorls at the end of short stubby branch
Location: St Louis
Date: 2010-07-04
Cultivar with contorted branches
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Michigan
Date: 2021-05-14
Larix kaempferi 'Diana' - A mature specimen, planted 2005.  It is
Location: Michigan State University Hidden Lake Garden, Tipton, MI
Date: 2011-05-06
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Michigan
Larix kaempferi 'Diana' - Planted 2005.  Despite the new mantle o
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Michigan
Date: 2021-05-14
Larix kaempferi 'Diana' - New needle bundles open in whorls, with
Location: Quad Cities Botanical Garden, Rock Island, Il.
Date: 2012-07-02
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Comments:
  • Posted by arctangent (Ann Arbor, Michigan - Zone 6a) on Nov 10, 2020 10:49 AM concerning plant:
    This cultivar originated as a natural mutation that was discovered by Gerhard Diedrich Böhlje in a German forest in 1974. Its chief distinguishing feature is a growth habit that produces twisted, contorted, snake-like limbs and even twisted main trunks and needles. It is this contorted growth habit that provides the chief winter interest.

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