Common Name: golden larch
Scientific Name: Pseudolarix amabilis
Native/Naturalized: Not Naturalized
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 173 in.
Height: 76 ft.
Crown: 81 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2018
Last Measured by: Ben Blankenship
Date First Measured: Unknown
Comments: Also known as Chinese golden larch, this is a non-native conifer that is deciduous, shedding its needles in winter. It is a monotypic genus, meaning that there is only one species in the genus, and it is not a true larch (Larix). It is native to the mountains of eastern China. Tree was reported to be healthy and sound in 2012. Trunk circumference was measured at 18 inches above ground line. 2018 update: Tree has not grown much since 2012 but still appears very healthy. Overall, the tree is in great health.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: City of Richmond
Land Owner: Maymont Foundation
GPS Coordinates: 37.53477, -77.4784
Directions: Maymont Park, right side of Mansion lawn.
Owner Address: 1700 Hampton Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Contact Name: Peggy Singlemann
Contact Email: psinglemann@Maymont.org
Contact Info: Measured in 2012 by Jerry Wyatt, Christina Woodson, Tracey Brockwell
Original Nominator(s): William S. Hubard