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American Larch

American Larch

Regular price $20.32
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Larix laricina

Commonly known as tamarack or American larch, is a deciduous coniferous tree native to North America. This unique and resilient tree is particularly notable for its distinctive habit of shedding its needle-like leaves in the fall, revealing a brilliant display of golden-yellow foliage. Tamarack is well-adapted to cold climates, thriving in a range of moist to wet environments, including swamps, bogs and fens. Its slender and conical form, coupled with soft, feathery needles that turn vibrant hues in autumn, makes it a captivating addition to natural landscapes and gardens. With a moderate growth rate and an affinity for well-drained acidic soils, Larix laricina is an excellent choice for those seeking a hardy and visually stunning tree that brings seasonal interest to the northern landscapes of North America.

Origin: Native

Current Sale Size: 6 - 12", bare root seedlings

Growth Rate: Moderate (13 - 24" / year)

Soils: Moist, acidic, well-drained soils

Moisture: Mesic

Shade Tolerance: Sun - Part Shade

Mature Height: 40 - 80 ft.

Mature Spread: 15 - 30 ft.

Deer Damage Potential: Medium

Uses: Fall Color, rain gardens

Special Notes: Loses needles in winter


Visit for more information:

University of Minnesota UFRO Nursery & Lab

Conifer Society of North America

Missouri Botanical Gardens

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