Larix kaempferi

Larix kaempferi
Larix kaempferi
Larix kaempferi

Plant type

Medium trees

Common name
Larice del Giappone




  • Medium trees


  • Sun


  • D.Lgs 386/2003

    Leaf Persistance

  • Deciduous

    Crown Shape

  • Colonial

    Flower Colour

  • Non significant

    Flowering Period

  • 04-April
  • 05-May

    Climatic Zone

  • 5

    Continent of Origin

  • Asia

Origin: Japan.

Botanical characteristics: It is a deciduous conifer that reaches up to 30 mt in height, with clonal growth habit. It is similar to Larix decidua but this plant has winter purple-red shoots covered with waxy fluff. The linear leaves are up to 4 cm long and are grouped in tufts, which are dark green on the upper surface with two grey stripes on the lower one. It is a monoecious plant, in which male and female inflorescences are on same plant. The small oval pine cones are peculiar because the scales are pointed outward giving to the cones the aspect of a little rose.

Agronomic and environmental characteristics: It can adapt to any deep and well drained soil and requires a full sun exposure.

Use: It is used for ornamental purposes in parks and large gardens.