Fissured and scaly bark bark is tinted rust-brown in winter. Purplish red winter shoots are covered in a waxy bloom. Gray-green or bluish green leaves grow to 1.5 inches long.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsMay reach up to 100 feet in height. Tolerates a wide range of growing conditions.
PropagationSow seed in a seedbed in early spring, graft in winter, or root semi-rupe cuttings in summer. Cuttings are difficult to root.
ProblemsCommon: caterpillars, sawflies, and aphids. Prone to needle blight, needle cast, rust, and cankers.
- Genus : Larix
- Plant Width : 15 to 30 feet
- Plant Height : 30 feet or more
- Zones : 5, 6, 7
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Growth Rate : Fast
- Light : Full Sun
- Characteristics : Interesting Bark
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
- Plant Type : Trees