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Larix laricina

Also called Eastern Larch or Tamarack


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Larix laricina - American Larch - Fall Colour

More About Larix laricina

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

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario and other parts of North America.

The Eastern larch or tamarack is found, from eastern Yukon and Inuvik, Northwest Territories east to Newfoundland, and also south into the northeastern United States from Minnesota to Maryland. The name tamarack is the Algonquin name for the species and means "wood used for snowshoes".

Zone:

2

Height:

18-30 m

Spread:

6-10 m
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American Larch Growing and Maintenance Tips

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


Larix laricina Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Fast
Fast
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

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

Attributes

Deciduous conifer
Fall Color

Habit

Pyramidal

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Hedge
Specimen
Naturalizing

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