Also called Eastern Larch or Tamarack
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
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".
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
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils
Average to Dry Soils