Eastern (American) Larch
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Open and pyramidal with a slender trunk, horizontal branches and drooping branchlets. Slow to medium growth rateMature Height - 40-80’Mature Width - 15-30’Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Monoecious, sessile; staminate yellow, pistillate rosy colored.Fruit - Cones are small, oval, 0.33-0.6” long, 0.25-0.5” broad, pendulous, glabrous, green or violet becoming brown when mature.Leaf - Light bluish green (pale green with 2 stomatal bands beneath), 0.75-1.25” long, 0.02” wide, 3-sided, strongly keeled beneath, on short spurs 12-30 in a bundle.Fall Color - Yellowish in the fall.Bark - 0.5-0.75” thick, gray to reddish brown, scaly.Other Features - Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Moist soils, makes best growth in moist, well-drained, acid soils; full sun; pH adaptable; Zone 2-4Native Habitat - Northern North America, from the Arctic Circle in Alaska and Canada southwards to northern Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Illinois. Introduced 1737.Diseases and Insects - Subject to Larch case-bearer, Larch sawfly, wood rot and several rust fungi.Strength - Very cold hardyWeakness - Mainly wild tree, okay for landscapes; less tolerant of cultivation then Larix decidua; intolerant of shade and pollutionPlants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Larch.- Other plants of the family Pinaceae.- Other plants of the genus Larix.- Other plants of the species Larix laricina.