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1,600 Seeds for $32.00
Larch, Larix leptolepis, Tree Seeds
Bonsai, Fall Color, Fast Growth, Moist
Soil, Acid Loving, Exfoliating Bark, Cold Tolerant
Japanese Larch is a large,
deciduous, needle bearing conifer with reddish exfoliating bark and horizontal spreading
branches. This is a cone shaped tree that can get more than 100 feet tall, with
its lower branches spreading more than 40 feet across. Young shoots are
reddish. The needles are a little more than an inch long and soft and pliable.
The needles on the slender pendulous branches are blue-green, turning golden
yellow in fall before they drop. The cones are about an inch long, egg-shaped
at first, then opening at maturity to form handsome "rosebud"
rosettes with reflexed woody scales. Japanese larch grows naturally on volcanic
mountain slopes on the island of Hondo, Japan. Other species of larch occur in
North America and Europe. Japanese Larch prefer a moist soil on the acidic
side. Under good conditions with ample soil moisture, the fast growing Japanese
Larch should be 20 feet tall in 15 years, 50 feet tall in 40 years, and 90 feet
tall at maturity in 80 years. It likes a well drained soil with plenty of water
but suffers in waterlogged soils.
So many of the needle bearing
conifers are evergreen that we tend to forget about the deciduous Larches, a
genus with about a dozen species from mountainous regions of the Northern
Hemisphere. The Japanese Larch is considered the finest of all the larches in
cultivation. The Japanese Larch is a most handsome tree, tall and symmetrically
cone shaped, with brilliant glowing yellow foliage in fall. In late winter, the
reddish shoots are especially attractive. Not for small spaces, this beauty is
best suited for campuses, parks and estate lawns.
Japanese Larch, Larix japonica, Larix kaempferi
Zone: 4 to 7
Moderate to Fast
Plant Type: Large
deciduous conifer tree
Native Range: Japan
Height: 80 to 90 Feet
Spread: 30 to 40 Feet
Shape: Very open conical
Bloom Time: Early spring
Bloom Color: Female: egg-shaped and about 0.25 to 0.75" long,
in reds, pinks, yellows, or green. Male: smaller and yellow.
Flower/Fruit: both male and female strobili cover tree in early
spring. Medium brown cones, 1" to 1.5" long.
Sun: Full Sun
Fall Color: Showy gold
Drought Tolerance: Low
Site Requirements /Soil Tolerances: Well-drained,
slightly acidic to neutral soil is best. Should be planted in the open in full
sun. It does not tolerate warmer
climates or dry substrates.
transplanted when dormant.
Uses: Bonsai, specimen, fall color. Open areas: golf
courses, campuses, parks and estate lawns.
Sowing Larix leptolepis Seeds:
For best results, please
follow the instructions in the order provided.
Scarify: Soak in water for 24
Stratify: Cold 30-60 days, 40 Degrees F in a Moist Medium (Not wet).
Germination: Sow 1/16” Deep, Keep moist (not wet).
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- I have provided what I believe to be a good
overview on this page (which you are free to print for further reference),
however, it is still recommended to check specialist literature for more
details and practices specific to your climate and soil conditions to
avoid mistakes in the germination and growing process.
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