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European or Common Larch
Larix decidua
European Larch form
Size:

Small

Medium
Size: large
Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease


Larch case bearer, larch sawfly, wooly larch aphid, Japanese beetle.
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 6 
[Find Your Zone]
Mature Height: 60-75 Feet
Features: Yellow fall color; red or pink cone-like female flowers in spring.
Culture: Full sun; moist, well drained soil; tolerates wet sites.
Mature Form: Pyramidal, with drooping branchlets
Native To: Europe
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Soil condition: WetWet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Tolerance: Wet SitesWet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Use for: Massing.Massing
Patio
Use for: Screen.Screen
Shade
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Street
Wind Break
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Yellow
 
Additional Notes: This is a deciduous conifer and will drop its needles in autumn.

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