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Discussion in 'Gymnosperms (incl. Conifers)' started by LoverOfMaples, Apr 11, 2021.
Can anyone tell me if these grow true from seed?
Yes - it's a species and not a horticultural hybrid with variable progeny. Also there really isn't anything for it to cross with spontaneously.
I think something has been lost between these 2 posts . . . "Can anyone tell me if these grow true from seed?" jumps to "Yes - it's a species and not a horticultural hybrid with variable progeny. Also there really isn't anything for it to cross with spontaneously."
I, for one, am curious what 'these' are let alone whether they grow true from seed or not.
'These' are the title of the thread 'Pseudolarix amabilis (Golden Larch)'.
@Ron B was on point with the answer I was looking for.
My favourite plant!
Well, one of them. I included two not-great photos in this posting, don't feel up to looking for better ones. The leaves are so pretty, and I remember them being soft. I haven't touched one in a long time. I found one growing on a boulevard once in Vancouver. That was exciting.
September 2020 in the Garden - Textures = Wendy's favourites
I saw it last night doing my search. It's one my favorite too. The first time I really noticed this species was the fall of 2019 @ the Arnold Arboretum here in Boston. The beautiful golden color was mesmerizing. I've been watching it ever since.
Like all conifers, it is outcrossing; it won't readily pollinate itself, and any incestuous 'selfed' seeds it does produce may give weak, unhealthy progeny. Since most Pseudolarix in cultivation are lone specimens, you're unlikely to get much, if any, good quality viable seed. If there are two or more specimens planted near each other, the chances of viable seed increases substantially.
I have about 50 to 100 hundred seedling growing. There are about 6 to 10 trees close and near by where I collect the cones from.
Thanks everyone for the great information!
Update on the (Golden Larch) seedlings. They are doing great and I need to separate them. I guess I will wait until early spring.