Larix kaempferi 'Fritsche' / Fritsche Japanese larch
Larix kaempferi'Fritsche' is a symmetrical, flattened globose selection of Japanese larch with typical light, Blue-green foliage that turns golden-yellow before being shed in fall. Branching is fairly open, presenting a sense of airiness to the plant. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 12 inches (30 cm) tall and 3 feet (1 m) wide, an annual growth rate of 2 to 3 inches (5 - 7.5 cm).
This cultivar originated as a witch's broom found in Czech Republic by well known broom hunter and conifer enthusiast, Vitek Fritsche.
Larix kaempferi 'Fritsche' — an attractive mature specimen.
Photo by Bill Barger