Larix kaempferi 'Nana' / Nana Japanese larch

Larix kaempferi 'Nana' is a densely globose dwarf form of Japanese larch with soft, Blue-green foliage on symmetrical branching. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 20 inches (50 cm) tall and wide, an annual growth rate of around 2 inches (5 cm).

This cultivar originated as a witch's broom found presumably in 1976 by H. Neumann in Großer Wildenloh Forest, near Edewecht, Germany. Given the 1976 introduction date, the cultivar name will be considered illegitimate unless it can be proven that it was found prior to 1959.

Larix kaempferi 'Nana' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger
Larix kaempferi 'Nana' — a mature specimen in an arboretum setting.
Photo by Bill Barger