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Pseudolarix amabilis - (J.Nelson.)Rehder.
                 
Common Name Golden Larch, Chinese golden-larch
Family Pinaceae
USDA hardiness 5-7
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Evergreen and deciduous, broad-leaved mixed, forests; 100-1500 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - E. China.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary
Bloom Color: Yellow. Main Bloom Time: Early spring, Late spring, Mid spring. Form: Pyramidal.

Pseudolarix amabilis Golden Larch, Chinese golden-larch


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Pseudolarix amabilis Golden Larch, Chinese golden-larch
   
Physical Characteristics
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Pseudolarix amabilis is a deciduous Tree growing to 40 m (131ft 3in) at a slow rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and are pollinated by Wind.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid soils and can grow in very acid soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
P. fortunei. Mayr. P. kaempferi. Gord.

Habitats
Woodland Garden Canopy;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Miscellany.

This plant is commonly used in Chinese herbalism, where it is considered to be one of the 50 fundamental herbs[218]. The stem bark is used in the treatment of ringworm[218]. The bark shows fungicidal activity against the parasitic Epidermophyton and Trichphyton fungi that cause ringworm[218].
Other Uses
Miscellany;  Wood.

The wood is used for furniture, boat building, and bridges[266].
Cultivation details
Landscape Uses:Border, Pest tolerant, Specimen. Best grown in a warm sheltered site on a deep fertile soil with a pH between 5 and 6 and an annual rainfall of around 1000mm[200]. Plants dislike dry winds and soils that dry out readily[200]. Slow-growing[11]. A difficult tree to grow well in cool temperate regions, if planted out when small it is easily scorched and can be killed by temperatures of -5°c[200]. In Britain good trees are only found in the southern part of the country[200]. Plants prefer a continental climate with hot summers - they are then much hardier and tolerate cold winters[200]. Best planted out when 30 - 80cm tall, it needs to be kept weed free until established and might require winter protection for its first few years[200]. There are several named forms, selected for their ornamental value[200]. Special Features:Not North American native, Inconspicuous flowers or blooms.
Propagation
Seed - sow late winter in a cold greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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