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Tamarack Larch vs Western Larch

Larix laricina

Larix occidentalis

Tamarack Larch
Western Larch

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Tamarack is a small to medium-sized native conifer tree featuring needles that turn an attractive gold before dropping in the fall.

This cold-tolerant tree grows well in very wet conditions, as long as it is exposed to full sun.

Western Larch is a pioneer species that can survive in nutrient poor soil and is found in the valleys and on the lower slopes of mountains in mixed forests. In the warm months, this larch is covered in clusters of soft green needles that turn golden yellow before dropping in the fall. Its dense, sturdy wood is excellent for lumber, making this Larch valuable in Western North America.



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Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 15 m (49 ft)
Height: 55 m (180 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: yellow needles
Fall colour: golden yellow
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: long
Life span: long
Suckering: none
Suckering: none

Other Names: american larch, american tamarack, hackmatack, native larch, tamarack larch
Other Names: hackmatack, western tamarack