tamarack, eastern larch - Pinaceae Larix laricina

Taxonomy

FamilyPinaceae
GenusLarix
Specieslaricina
Common Nametamarack, eastern larch
iTree CodeLALA

Plant Form

FormTree: pyramidal or conical crown
Height80 feet
Spread30 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliageneedles in bundles of 12-30 , develop in tufts, green to yellow/green; often on spur shootsLeaf Type Information IconNeedle
Needles15
Barksmooth, thin gray to red/brown; then scaly with age
Budround, brown/gray to glossy dark red, resinousBud Arrangement Information IconNone
Twigslender, yellow/brown to tan, smooth (glabrous) or hairy (pubescent)
Flowerfemale: purple, pink, red, to green; male: smaller yellow; male and female on same tree (monoecious)
Fruitcones: egg-shaped, tan/brown, 1/4-1" long, upright on twig
Fall Coloryellow

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min2aMin4.8SoilModerate
Max6aMax7.5SprayHigh

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntolerantModerateUnknown

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. NativeYes Check
Region of OriginUnited States, Canada
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