Golden Larch

Golden Larch – Pseudolarix amabilis

color photograph Golden Larch - Pseudolarix amabilis

Family Pinaceae: Pine, Cedar, Spruce, Fir
Pseudolarix is a montypic genus. Native to China, golden larch is a popular ornamental tree in the U.S.

Golden larch is not a true larch (genus Larix). It is more tolerant of heat and drought than true larches, making it a popular choice for ornamental or specimen tree use.

color photograph Golden Larch needlesLarch wood is tough and durable, and is particularly valued for veneer and timbers for in yacht building

color photograph European larch at the Morton Arboretum

Deciduous winter: European larch are Morton Arboretum specimens of unknown age

1. Golden Larch, Morton Arboretum accessions 426-82*1,2,3 photographed by Bruce Marlin
2. Olga Bay Larch – Larix gmelinii photographed by Bruce Marlin
3. USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network

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