Larix - Larches

There are about a dozen species of Larch, all of which are native to cool regions of the Northern Hemisphere, from Canada through Europe and Siberia to China and Japan. The species are pyramidal, and of varying heights, the tallest of which can reach 200’. However, cultivars of the various species can differ widely in size and shape. The light green needles are .75” to 2” long in clusters along the branches, and turn yellow before dropping in the fall. The .5” to 3.5” long ovoid cones are green or purple, ripening to brown. Larches are best grown in loamy, well-draining soil in full sun. They are hardy to USDA zones 2 to 8.