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Order: Pinales
   Family: Pinaceae
            Genus: Larix
                        Specie: kaempferi

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 100 ft (30 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Gray-green leaves; bun-shaped cones

Uses: Conifer gardens Specimen tree Timber tree

Zones: 4-9

Description: Common in its native Japan, where plantations cover huge areas in the western hills, this species is less common in cultivation than Larix decidua, although it withstands atmospheric pollution better. It has very long low branches sweeping out and

Growth Habit: Broad conical habit with ascending branches

Comments: Cultivars available

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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