• Japanese Larch
    Larix kaempferi

    Native to Japan this deciduous conifer tree has a straight trunk accented by nice soft needles. Grown for the weathered looking, rust brown bark that is reddish-brown, rugged and furrowed, showing nicely in the winter. Form varies from one tree to the next making it perfect for bonsai culture. Foliage turns a brilliant yellow in the fall for a short time but long enough to make nice show. 1 1/2-inch-long upright cones are clustered along the branches, making a terrific display throughout the year. The tree makes a great all purpose tree and is excellent as a standard outdoor tree of container plant.

    Larch should be grown in rich, well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Keep moist and place in full sun to part shade. Perfect for Bonsai culture. Hardy outdoors to zone 5. Start seed in standard potting mix or bonsai soil.

    Fun Facts:
    1. The scientific name honors Engelbert Kaempfer Introduced in 1852
    2. The wood is tough and long lasting and is used for general construction work
    3. Small larch poles are widely used for rustic fences
    4. Can survive temperatures as low as - 38 degrees F
    5. Cold stratification is not necessary for seed production
    6. Japanese Larch grows naturally on the vocanic mountain slopes on Hondo Japan
    7. Makes an excellent plant for collectors of plants for the home or greenhouse environment
    8. Grown for the beautiful leaf shape and color.
    9. Makes an excellent specimen for Bonsai Culture.

    Larix kaempferi Seeds- Japanese Larch Bonsai