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American Larch Tree - Northern Ridge Nursery
American Larch Tree - Northern Ridge Nursery

American Larch Tree (18-24 inches)

$ 19.99



🧬Scientific Name: Larix laricina

🗺️USDA Hardiness Zones: 2-6

Tamarack, also known as American Larch, is a medium-sized deciduous coniferous tree that can reach a height of 40-70 feet (12-21 m) and a spread of 20-35 feet (6-10.7 m). The foliage of Tamarack is deciduous, with soft, light green needles that turn golden-yellow in the fall before dropping.

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Larix Laricina - Native Plant of North America

Why American Larch?

A member of the pine family, the American larch is a deciduous conifer that flourishes in the wetlands. It is the perfect addition to your landscape as it brings beauty and wildlife to your backyard. The native tree can grow up to 20 meters tall and grows in a wide range of soil conditions, from wet to moist organic soil. Wildlife is attracted to the trees and eats the seeds, seedlings, and bark. In contrast, birds use it for nesting.

Despite its poor pulping properties and limited use due to increased exposure to insects and diseases, the tamarack is used for making pulp products, wood products like poles, fuelwood, boxes, and crates, and for ornamental purposes.

American Larch is a fascinating tree and is also used as an edible. The spring roots can be boiled, the inner bark can be ground for flour, and the needles and roots can be brewed for tea.

Larix laricina is highly susceptible to fire damage. The thin bark and shallow roots can quickly catch fire, but the wet and moist surroundings prevent severe damage. Strong winds and high water levels can also perish the native plant.

Plant Summary

Key Information for American Larch Tree (18-24 inches) (Larix laricina):

  • 📏Size: Tamarack, also known as American Larch, is a medium-sized deciduous coniferous tree that can reach a height of 40-70 feet (12-21 m) and a spread of 20-35 feet (6-10.7 m).
  • 🍂Foliage: The foliage of Tamarack is deciduous, with soft, light green needles that turn golden-yellow in the fall before dropping.
  • 🌼Flowers & Fruit: In spring, Tamarack produces small, greenish-yellow flowers that are inconspicuous. The flowers are followed by small, light brown cones that persist on the tree through winter.
  • ↕️Growth Habit: Tamarack has an irregular, pyramidal crown with drooping branches.
  • ☀️Sunlight: Tamarack thrives in full sun and prefers open, sunny sites.
  • 🪨Soil: Tamarack prefers moist, acidic, and well-drained soil, typically growing in wetlands and bogs.
  • 🗺️Hardiness: Tamarack is hardy in USDA zones 2 to 6.
  • 🧪pH Level: Tamarack prefers a soil pH between 4.5 and 6.0.
  • 🌳Pruning: Pruning of Tamarack should be done in late winter or early spring before new growth starts. Remove any dead or diseased branches and maintain a central leader for a strong structure.
  • 🐛Pests & Disease: Tamarack is generally resistant to pests and diseases. Regular care can help maintain a healthy tree.
Pollination Information

Pollination of American Larch Tree (18-24 inches) (Larix laricina):

Tamarack is monoecious, with separate male and female flowers on the same tree. The male flowers release pollen, which is carried by the wind to the female flowers for pollination. Once pollinated, the female flowers develop into small cones that contain the seeds. Tamarack is unique among conifers because it sheds its needles in the fall, like deciduous trees, before growing new needles in the spring. The golden display of autumn foliage makes Tamarack a standout in the landscape during the fall season. In its natural habitat, Tamarack is an important component of wetland ecosystems, providing habitat and food for various wildlife species. Efforts to conserve and protect Tamarack and its wetland habitats are essential for maintaining biodiversity and supporting ecological balance.



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During the first year, you should focus on providing the plant with the right amount of water, sunlight and soil to help it become established. Once the plant has become established and is actively growing, you can begin to fertilize it.

You can use a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer or one that is specifically formulated for the type of plant you have. Be sure to follow the instructions on the fertilizer package and apply it at the recommended rate.

It is also important to note that over-fertilizing can be harmful to plants, so it's always best to error on the side of caution and start with a lower amount of fertilizer and increase as needed.

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Why Buy From Us?

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