tamarack, eastern larch - Pinaceae Larix laricina


Common Nametamarack, eastern larch
iTree CodeLALA

Plant Form

FormTree: pyramidal or conical crown
Height80 feet
Spread30 feet

Identification Description

Foliageneedles in bundles of 12-30 , develop in tufts, green to yellow/green; often on spur shoots Leaf Type  Information Icon Needle
Barksmooth, thin gray to red/brown; then scaly with age
Budround, brown/gray to glossy dark red, resinous Bud Arrangement Information Icon None
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 zones pH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min2a Min4.8 SoilModerate
Max6a Max7.5 SprayHigh

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
Intolerant Moderate Unknown

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. Native Yes Check
Region of OriginUnited States, Canada
More InformationVisit External Site