Eastern Larch, American Larch
|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.
One of the few native United States Larches, this slender tree dislikes heat, shade, or pollution, but tolerates wet soils. Fussy about sun and temperature. Waxy leaves.
Attributes - Larix laricina
Plant Type: Tree
Height: 40 ft. to 60 ft.
Width: 30 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Wet Soil. Susceptible to Rust.
Larix decidua 'Pendula', Larix decidua 'Weeping Larch'