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Pseudolarix amabilis

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Photo Locations: Morris Arboretum - Philadelphia, PA, Dallas Arboretum - Dallas, TX, River Banks Botanical Garden - Columbia, SC, Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA

General Notes

Needs ample water and good drainage.

Native to Eastern China.

Family: Pinaceae

Synonyms

Larix amabilis

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.

Conical Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 50 - 70 feet.

Width: 20 - 40 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Linear and Needlelike, Blue Green, Gold, Deciduous.

Flowers Inconspicuous. . Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Brown Cone, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall.

Bark Dark Gray, Light Gray or Red Brown, Furrowed or Scaly.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 2 - 7 and 14 - 17.

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun.

Moist Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Neutral Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Pseudolarix amabilis Tree Record." 1995-2018. Sep 20, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/pseudolarix-amabilis >

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