The Japanese larch (Larix kaempferi) is not an evergreen plant. However, it is frequently used as a nurse tree. While it is known as a slow-growing tree. The timber is mostly used for wood pulp and also for rot-resistant outdoor furniture.
Scientific name: Larix kaempferi
Common names: Japanese larch
|Family||Pinaceae, Pine family|
How big does the Japanese larch tree get?
The Japanese larch can grow up to 40 m tall with a trunk width of 150 cm in diameter.
|Habitats||Mountains in C. Japan|
|Sun||Generally it grows best in Full sun|
|pH||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Preferred soil type||Clay, Loam, Sand|
|Required soil drainage||Well-Drained|
How to care for the Japanese larch?
It is a sun-loving plant. It grows best in full sun.
This plant needs average water and over-watering is not allowed.
This plant easily grows in deep and well-drained soil. The soil ph should be alkaline, acid, and neutral. The type of soil should be clay, loam, or sand.
Pruning cannot be required
Adelgids may be a problem
It can suffer from honey fungus and phytophthora.
The medium size of this plant reaches 20 to 40 meters. The width of this plant is about 40 inches.
If you like the Japanese Larch tree, you may also be interested in reading this article about the Blue Atlas Cedar, which also is in the Pine family.
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