Diana Japanese Larch
Larix kaempferi 'Diana'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly, when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||LAR-iks KAYMP-fer-ee|
|Lore||The cones of Larix Kaempferi have reflexed scales which give a rosette appearance, almost like the petals of a hybrid tea rose, and are perhaps the easiest and most reliable way to distinguish this species from L. decidua.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, 5 to 7 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Landscape Use||Container, Specimen, Windbreak|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly, when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Companion Plants||Red Maple (Acer rubrum); Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo biloba); Azalea (Azalea); Canadian Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); European Beech (Fagus sylvatica)|
Thrives in rich, neutral to slightly acidic, well-drained soils with consistent moisture. Prefers cold winter, cool summer climates. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8