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Cultural Details for Larix decidua 'Pendula'

Common Name:
Weeping European Larch

Growth Rate:
Medium to fast, 2.5' per year in youth, slowing with time

Average Mature Height:
100 to 140'

Average Mature Width:
25 to 30'

Flower Details:
Monoecious. Early spring. Red, pink, yellow, or green 0.5" long, egg-shaped female strobili and the small yellow male strobili cover branchlets.

Fruit Details:
Cones: Ovoid, 1 to 1 ½" long, ¾ to 1" wide, changing from red to yellow-brown to brown at maturity

Fall Color:
Ochre yellow

Bark Details:
Young bark thin and scaly. Old bark thick, deeply fissured (splitting) at base, exposing a reddish brown inner bark and grayish brown outer bark

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Susceptible to larch case-bearer, cankers, leaf cast, needle rusts, wood decay, larch sawfly, woolly larch aphid, gypsy moth, tussock moth, Japanese beetle

Native Habitat:

Other Features:
Pyramidal with horizontal branches and dropping branchlets, hardiness: zone 3a to 6, deciduous conifer

Culture and Care:
Transplant when dormant, moist well-drained soil, full sun, prune mid-summer

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.