Larix decidua 'Weeping Larch'
Weeping European Larch, Larix europeana, Larix decidua 'Viminalis'
|Graceful Larches are some of the few cone-bearing trees that drop their colorful autumn foliage. Once their clusters of needle-like leaves fall, the rose-shaped cones remain, dotting the branches through winter. In spring, soft needles emerge a vibrant young green. Among the hardiest of trees, they grow in almost any soil. Prefer cool summers, and need winter chill. Sow seeds in shaded beds in fall or spring. Seedlings transplant easily. Clean up twig and cone debris under trees. Give supplemental water during dry periods. Prone to canker, rust, woolly aphids and Larch casebearer. Watch for mistletoe.
In summer, the needles on this weeper are a lighter green than other Larches. In winter, needles turn bright yellow and orange and eventually drop.
Attributes - Larix decidua 'Weeping Larch'
Plant Type: Tree
Height: 30 ft. to 100 ft.
Width: 50 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil. Susceptible to Aphids, Rust.
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