Scientific Name: Larix laricina
Common Name: tamarack, eastern larch, American larch
Family Name: Pinaceae
Origin: Canada - northern
Hardiness Zone: Zone 2: (-46 to -40 °C)
Plant Type: Conifer, Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: 15 - 22m x 7 - 10m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Pyramidal - widely
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Forestry, Native planting, Screening, Specimen plant
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Acidic, Bog, Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Needle-like, Fascicles, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Acicular, Entire
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Yellow
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), Pink, Red, Brown
Key ID Features:
Needles in tufts of 10-20, linear 1-2.5cm long x 0.5-0.8mm wide x 0.3-0.5mm thick; seed cones 1-2cm long × 0.5-1cm wide, usually on curved stalks 2-5mm long x 2-2.5mm wide or sometimes sessile on long shoots; scales 10-30, margins entire, bracts mucronate or tipped by awn to 1mm, hidden by mature scales, dark red to violet before maturing yellow-brown; seeds 2-3mm long, wings 4-6mm long, seedlings with 4-6 cotyledons; deciduous, 2.5cm needles in bunches of 10-20. Winter ID: crown narrow, branches sparse, horizontal or slightly ascending; twigs orange-brown, glabrous; buds dark red, subtended by ring of hair-like bracts, glabrous. <a href ='' target='_blank'></a>