Larix kaempferi 'Pendula'

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Larix kaempferi 'Pendula'

20.00

A strong pendulous plant with a central leader that left to its own, will eventually become a groundcover. Annual growth can be 3-4'. With some creative staking and judicious pruning throughout the years, a most  attractive specimen can be enjoyed. Heck the journey alone is much fun and very rewarding. Like most Larix, the newer rich reddish-brown shoots on this one are very flexible and can be staked, wired, propped and/or twined into positions that are advantageous to a desired form. This is my most favorite pendulous plant to encourage into stunning landscape forms. The foliage appears green in the spring. The second flush in the summer is greenish blue. When pruning pendulous shoots any time of the grow season the resulting glaucous growth is always perpendicular and juts out to widen the form, add a layer and create more space. In the case of pruning shoots on an upward slanting trunk section, the new growth arches up  allowing for more height, another upper layer and perhaps a much needed direction change. Possibilities are many with this wonderful old kaempferi cultivar from the Hermann Hesse Nursery, Germany 1890s.

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