Larix decidua'Puli' is a strict-weeping selection of European larch that is similar to Larix decidua 'Pendula,' but with denser branching and lighter green foliage color. This conifer must be staked to achieve height so mature structures will vary accordingly. Lead shoots will increase at a annual rate of at least 12 inches (30 cm), creating an impressive specimen in the landscape over time.
[Ridge Goodwin, ConiferQuarterly, Fall 2009] A curtain
of light-green, lacy foliage is draped across the rocks in a raised
garden, and cascades down the slope. In November, the curtain turns to a
vivid golden-yellow color. Like all other larches, this European
weeping form is deciduous, shedding its foliage in late fall. The new
grassy green growth appears of spring. Left on its own, it would become a
spreading ground cover, but staked and trained, it achieves very
interesting forms. It will not grow any taller then it is staked and
cascades in beautiful curtains from the highest point of training. The
framework of foliage that reaches the soil spreads like a skirt about
the plant among the boulders arranged skillfully in the garden.