Larix decidua Pinaceae
Long-lived polycarpic perennial
Alps, Carpathians, Czechoslovakia
Beech Collection, Comstock Knoll and Rhododendron Collection, Conifer Slope
Source of plant
Greer Gardens, Arnold Arboretum, Saratoga Tree Nursery, Claude Heit, Princeton Nurseries
Pyramidal tree with horizontal branches and drooping branchlets, slender and supple in youth, but irregular and lacking in dignity with age, reaching 70' to 75' in height, 25' to 30' in width; can attain 100' to 140' in height. Fall color ochre yellow, often spectacular. Difficult to distinguish from L. kaempferi but hasnarrower needles, and cones without reflexed scales.
USDA Hardiness Zone