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European Larch

Botanical Name
Larix decidua
Min Zone
3
Max Zone
6
Height
70 to 75 feet
Width
25 to 30 feet
Flowers
Female flowers are egg-shaped and .25 to .75 inches long, in reds, pinks, yellows or green; male flowers are smaller and yellow
Fruit
Cone: oval with overlapping, straight scales, purple maturing to brown, 1 to 1.5 inches
Fall Color
Gold
Light
Full sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Best in moist soil, tolerant of temporary flooding and wet conditions
  • Intolerant of hot, dry and shady sites
  • Tolerant of air pollution and wind
Problems
Larch case-bearer, cakers, rusts, larch sawfly, Japanese beetles, wooly larch aphid
Varieties
  • Pendula - weeping form
  • Varied Directions - unique, weeping, spreading form
  • Fastigiata - columnar form with short ascending branches

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