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)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: Usually 25 to 60 feet but may reach 120 feet in height
Plant Spread: 20 to 40 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Fruit: Other: 2 to 3 inch blue-green cones maturing to brown
Fruiting Time: Fall
Resistances: Pollution
Propagation: Seeds: Scarify seeds: Soak in warm water for up to 24 hours before sowing
Depth to plant seed: Sow at a depth of approximately 3/8", lightly tamping into soil
Pollinators: Wind
Conservation status: Vulnerable (VU)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Vulnerable
Common names
  • Golden Larch
  • False Larch
  • Chinese Golden Larch
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Pseudolarix amabilis
  • Synonym: Pseudolarix kaempferi

Photo Gallery
Location: St Louis - MoBOT
Location: St Louis - MoBOT

Photo courtesy of Camellia Forest Nursery

Photo courtesy of Singing Tree Gardens Nursery
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo courtesy of Singing Tree Gardens Nursery
  • Uploaded by Joy

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