Golden Larch – Pseudolarix amabilis

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 - Pseudolarix amabilis
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.

Larch wood is tough and durable, and is particularly valued for veneer and timbers for in yacht building.

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

1. Golden Larch, Morton Arboretum accessions 426-82*2, 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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