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Larix decidua

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Larix decidua - European Larch

More About Larix decidua

  • A rapid growing conifer that is pyramidal when young
  • Soft, green needles turn golden-yellow in the fall
  • Use for windscreens or in solitary plantings

Interesting Notes:

The European larch is a species of larix, native to the mountains of central Europe, the Alps and Carpathian Mountains, with separated lowland populations in Poland and Lithuania.

Zone:

2

Height:

18-30 m

Spread:

6-10 m
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European Larch Growing and Maintenance Tips

While larix have the appearance of evergreens, however, they shed their needles every fall. The brilliant show of golden-yellow needles makes it visually striking in the autumn months.


Larix decidua Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Fast
Fast
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils
Average to Dry Soils

Attributes

Deciduous conifer
Fall Color

Habit

Pyramidal

Foliage Color

Golden
Green
Yellow

Landscape uses

Specimen
Naturalizing
Screening (privacy)
Hedge

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