Diana Japanese Larch

Larix kaempferi 'Diana'

Item 5256

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USDA Zone:
4-8
  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly, when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Description:

Contorted branches make this smaller-growing larch a striking accent in the landscape. Soft, twirled blue-green needles turn golden yellow in the fall before dropping, leaving a bare, twisted corkscrew-like form. Makes a wonderful focal point as a single tree. Attractive when planted with dark green conifers and shrubs for color contrast. Deciduous.

Medium Shot :: Credit: Doreen Wynja Close-up :: Credit: Doreen Wynja Fall Foliage :: Credit: Doreen Wynja
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Average Size at Maturity
Reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, 5 to 7 ft. wide.
Landscape Use
Botanical Name: Larix kaempferi 'Diana'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Habit: Weeping
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Easy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Time: Conifer; prized for foliage.
Flower Color: No

Thrives in rich, neutral to slightly acidic, well-drained soils with consistent moisture. Prefers cold winter, cool summer climates. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

History

The cones of Larix Kaempferi have reflexed scales which give a rosette appearance, almost like the petals of a hybrid tea rose, and are perhaps the easiest and most reliable way to distinguish this species from L. decidua.

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