Pseudolarix amabilis 'Nana' / dwarf golden larch

Pseudolarix amabilis 'Nana' is a small, upright tree-form of golden larch that resembles the species in all ways with the exception of its slightly slower growth rate. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 6 feet (2 m) tall and 4.5 feet (1.5 m) wide, an annual growth rate of 4 to 6 inches (10 - 15 cm).

This cultivar originated as a named, wild-collected specimen(s) found in China long ago. The cultivar name was first published as Pseudolarix amabilis var. nana in 1891 by Ludwig Beissner in Handbuch der Nadelhölzekunde.

Pseudolarix amabilis 'Nana' — a 1994 accession at the New York Botanical Garden, The Bronx, New York (USDA Hardiness Zone 7a); photo from 2020.
Photo by Katherine Wagner-Reiss

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