Stiff Weeper Larch

Larix kaempferi 'Stiff Weeper'

  • Pendulous form of Japanese Larch; usually narrower than Larix decudua 'Pendula'
  • Soft needles are green in the spring and summer
  • Needles turn golden-bronze in the fall before falling to the ground
  • If desired, a single leader can be trained up a support
  • Once the leader reaches the preferred height it can then be allowed to weep downward
  • Use as a specimen plant in a rock garden

ZONE:
3

HEIGHT:
175-200 cm

SPREAD:
80-90 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Grows best in full sun and should be planted in a moist, well-drained soil.

Additional Notes about Stiff Weeper Larch:


According to The American Conifer Society, frequently sold as Larix decidua 'Pendula' and interchangeably mislabeled. The easiest way to differentiate is by examination of branchlets. L. decidua is always tawny brown in color, while L. kaempferi is pinkish-purple.

Characteristics & Attributes


GROWTH RATE:
Slow
ATTRIBUTES:
Fall Color
Deciduous
HABIT:
Upright
Weeping
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green
LANDSCAPE USES:
Specimen

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