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Cultural Details for Pseudolarix amabilis

Common Name:

Growth Rate:
slow; 100 year old tree was 45'

Average Mature Height:
30-50' can grow to 120'

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
monoecious; separate branches on the same tree; male catkins; female solitary.

Fruit Details:
ovoid erect 2-3" long; purplish ripening to golden-brown in autumn

Fall Color:
brief orange-yellow

Bark Details:
grayish to reddish-brown; lightly ridged and furrowed

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
none serious

Native Habitat:
Eastern China 3000-4000' altitude

Other Features:
Looks like an evergreen but its not; spectacular fresh green spring foliage.

Culture and Care:
transplants well; light, moist, deep, well drained, acid soil; full sun; protect from wind

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
8503, 8505

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.