The Q&A Archives: Weeping Larch

Question: Where and how do I plant Weeping Larch? What are the growing conditions and how big does it get?

Answer: Weeping Larch (Larix kaempferi pendula) grows about 8' by 4' at maturity. It is most easily transplanted when dormant and well-drained, slightly acidic to neutral soil is best, but it can tolerate poorly drained soils. This tree should be planted in the open, in full sun. It needs regular, deep soakings during the growing season.

To plant, dig a hole slightly deeper and wider than the nursery pot or, if bare-root, the root mass. Unpot (or remove burlap and wood chips) and spread the roots out slightly. Then plant so that the finished soil level will be the same as when the plant was growing in the pot. Backfill with native soil, tamp down gently, then water well to help settle the soil.

Best wishes with your new tree!

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