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Uses

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Larix gmelinii.

Material uses

Resin is extracted by tapping the trunk. It is obtained from near the centre of the trunk[1], one properly made borehole can be used for 20 - 30 years[2]. The resin has a wide range of uses including wood preservatives, medicinal etc. The hole is made in the spring and the resin extracted in the autumn[2]. The yield is about 40 grams per tree[2].

The bark contains tannin[3][4][5].

Wood - hard, durable. Used in construction, water pipes, mine props, beams etc[3][4][5].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Larix gmelinii.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Canopy

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow late winter in pots in a cold frame. One months cold stratification helps germination[6]. It is best to give the seedlings light shade for the first year[7]. As soon as they are large enough to handle, prick out the seedlings into individual pots. Although only a few centimetres tall, they can be planted out into their permanent positions in the summer providing you give them an effective weed-excluding mulch and preferably some winter protection for their first year. Otherwise grow them on in the cold frame for their first winter and plant them out in early summer of the following year. The seed remains viable for 3 years[6] If you are growing larger quantities of plants, you can sow the seed in an outdoor seedbed in late winter. Grow on the seedlings in the seedbed for a couple of years until they are ready to go into their permanent positions then plant them out during the winter.

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Cultivation

Prefers an open airy position in a light or gravelly well-drained soil[8]. Plants are intolerant of badly drained soils, but they tolerate acid and infertile soils[8]. Succeeds on rocky hill or mountain sides and slopes[8]. A north or east aspect is more suitable than west or south[9].

This species is very cold-hardy when fully dormant, but the trees can be excited into premature growth in Britain by mild spells during the winter and they are then very subject to damage by late frosts and cold winds[9]. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus[8]. The plant is cultivated for re-afforestation in Asia and is also used as an ornamental[5]. Growth is normally slow in Britain with average height increases of less than 30cm per year[10]. Open ground plants, 1 year x 1 year are the best for planting out, do not use container grown plants with spiralled roots[8]. Plants transplant well, even when coming into growth in the spring[8].

Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[8].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

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Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

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Subspecies

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Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Larix gmelinii
Genus
Larix
Family
Pinaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
1
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Strong wind
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
Herbaceous or Woody
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
Mature Size
Fertility
?
Pollinators
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type

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References

  1. ? 1.01.1 Hill. A. F. Economic Botany. The Maple Press (1952-00-00)
  2. ? 2.02.12.22.3 Howes. F. N. Vegetable Gums and Resins. Faber ()
  3. ? 3.03.13.2 Uphof. J. C. Th. Dictionary of Economic Plants. Weinheim (1959-00-00)
  4. ? 4.04.14.2 Usher. G. A Dictionary of Plants Used by Man. Constable ISBN 0094579202 (1974-00-00)
  5. ? 5.05.15.25.3 [Flora of China] (1994-00-00)
  6. ? 6.06.1 Dirr. M. A. and Heuser. M. W. The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation. Athens Ga. Varsity Press ISBN 0942375009 (1987-00-00)
  7. ? Sheat. W. G. Propagation of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers. MacMillan and Co (1948-00-00)
  8. ? 8.08.18.28.38.48.58.68.7 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
  9. ? 9.09.1 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
  10. ? Mitchell. A. F. Conifers in the British Isles. HMSO ISBN 0-11-710012-9 (1975-00-00)
  11. ? Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named PFAFimport-11
  12. ? Komarov. V. L. Flora of the USSR. Israel Program for Scientific Translation (1968-00-00)

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