Larch
Catalogue A# 2018-NA H15
GPS 45D 43' 59" N / 108D 37' 21" W

These specimens are non-accessioned. More information and photos forthcoming.

Larix decidua

Family: pinaceae

Common name: Larch

Location: Homestead-east side of large koi pond

Number in accession: 2

Note: No accession records available

Curator's note: Larch can be found in western Montana

This 16 inch Conifer Evergreen Larch provides overall benefits of: $77 every year. 

Tree or Plant Type: Tree
        Foliage: Deciduous (seasonally loses leaves)
        Native Locale: Non-native
        Landscape Uses: Massing, Shade tree, Specimen
        Size Range: Large tree (more than 40 feet)
Mature Height: 70-75 feet
Mature Width: 25-30 feet
        Light Exposure: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)
        Hardiness Zones: Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5 , Zone 6
        Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained soil
        Acid Soils: Tolerant
        Alkaline Soils: Moderately Tolerant
        Salt Spray: Tolerant
        Soil Salt: Intolerant
        Drought Conditions: Intolerant
        Poor Drainage: Intolerant
        Planting Considerations: Intolerant of pollution
        Ornamental Interest: Spring blossoms, Fall color, Showy fruit
        Season of Interest: Early fall, Mid fall
        Flower Color & Fragrance: Inconspicuous
        Shape or Form: Irregular, Pyramidal
        Growth Rate: Moderate, Fast
        Transplants Well: Yes
        Wildlife: Insect-eating birds, Moths, Seed-eating bird

CRITIQUE

Larch is a great choice for specimen plantings or in groups for parks and large areas. Unlike most conifers, it drops its needles in winter. Bright green foliage in spring changes to medium green throughout summer, turning a golden yellow in fall before falling.

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