Category: Fall Horticulture Highlight

Pseudolarix amabilis – Golden larch

October 30, 2018

…From yellow leaves a blue jay calls
From yellow leaves a blue jay calls
And chipmunks run the old stone walls

When fall comes to New England

-Cheryl Wheeler


Autumn within Mount Auburn presents an arboreal cornucopia of multiple colors. A sampling includes the reds of dogwood, maple, tupelo, Virginia sweetspire, oakleaf hydrangea, interplanted with the yellow of hickory, ginkgo, Korean mountain ash and larch among many others. One lesser known golden-yellow, which sometimes exhibit bright orange-bronze instead, is provided by the Golden larch, Pseudolarix amabilis. This native to China which grows 30-50 (100)-feet in height is one of four deciduous conifers that grow here, the others are bald cypress, dawn redwood and European larch.

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