About This Plant

Japanese Larch (Larix kaempferi) is a deciduous conifer known for its tall, slender form and soft, delicate needles. Native to Japan, this tree has become popular in various parts of the world due to its ornamental value. This tree typically grows to heights of 50 to 80 feet (15 to 24 meters) and has a narrow, pyramidal shape. Japanese larch is a fast-growing tree that thrives in well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade.

The Story


The Japanese Larch has vibrant and delicate deciduous needles, which typically cluster in fascicles along the branches. These needles are slender, approximately 2 to 5 centimetres long, and display a bright green colour during the growing season. As autumn approaches, the needles transition to a stunning golden-yellow hue before eventually shedding for the winter.


The Japanese Larch produces small, cone-like structures that contain its seeds. These cones are typically reddish-brown and can reach lengths of about 2-3 cm.
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