Larix kaempferi 'STIFF WEEPER'

Larix kaempferi
Larix kaempferi 'STIFF WEEPER'
Japanese larch
SIZE/TYPE small tree
LEAVES deciduous conifer
COLOUR OF LEAVES light green
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 4   (down to -34°C)
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
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Weeping form of deciduous larch Stiff Weeper is one of the most sought-after conifers in our country. It has strictly pendent branches with no horizontal growth. The crown looks like a head of a long-haired girl. The needles are about 4 cm long, bright green with a silvery blue shade, turning yellow in autumn.

It is grafted on stems of various heights. The plant will never get taller than how tall its stem is. Larch hates wet soil. If it dies for no obvious reason it is often due to water-logged soil. Grow it in any well-drained, preferably deep soil in full sun. Fully hardy to min. -34°C (USDA zone 4).

Last update 20-09-2009; 24-01-2018

  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
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  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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