PlantsLarix→Larch (Larix)

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Plant Habit: Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Other: small cones 1/2 to 2 inches long
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: 30 to 60 days at 30 to 41 degrees F
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

Lovely fall color in a larch which, as part of the Harper Collect

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Location: Wayne, PennsylvaniaDate: 2012-03-26European Larch in March
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Location: Volo Bog in Ingleside, IllinoisDate: 2014-08-14wild trees behind lake
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Location: Volo Bog in Ingleside, IllinoisDate: 2014-08-14wild American or Eastern Larch (Tamaracks)
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Location: Wayne, PennsylvaniaDate: 2015-12-13European Larch in fall color
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Location: Tyler Arboretum near Media, PennsylvaniaDate: 2010-01-09Japanese Larch cones
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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on May 13, 2019 3:26 PM

Ten species of Larch are native to the cooler parts of the Northern Hemisphere. Three in North America, one in Europe, and six in Asia. Larch trees are deciduous conifers in the Pine Family. Their soft, flat needles grow about 1 to 2 inches long grow in dense, brush-like clusters around short spur-like shoots. (True Cedars (Cedrus) have similar needles on spurs that are evergreen, plump in cross section, and not soft). The small, soft cones are about 1/2 to 2 inches long, grow upright, and hold on for a long time. The bark is similar to pines of scaly or plated. To tell the similar species apart, one must measure size of cones, length and number of needles around spurs, count the number of cone scales, and such.

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