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Larch, Eastern (Container)

Larch, Eastern (Container)


The Eastern Larch (Larix laricina), also commonly known as the tamarack, hackmatack, eastern larch, black larch, red larch, or American larch, is a species of larch native to Canada. 

Tamarack trees grow to be about 20 metres (65 feet) tall. Its bark starts out smooth and gray when the tree is young, and turns reddish brown and scaly as the tree grows. Its needles grow in tufts of 10 to 20 (sometimes many more) and are 2 to 3 centimetres long.

While most conifer trees keep their needles year round, the Eastern Larch tamarack is a deciduous conifer — so the needles fall off in the autumn and new ones grow in the spring. They are soft and flexible bluish green except in the fall when they turn an incredible fluorescent yellow-orange before falling off. The tamarack’s seeds grow inside light brown cones which are 1 to 2 centimetres long. Trees don't produce seeds until they are 10 years old.

Tamarack is has a narrow pyramidal form and in an urban setting they are very tolerant of a wide variety of soils and moisture levels, but they don’t love shade.

The tamarack is prized for landscaping because of its nice shape and the fact that its needles turn a brilliant yellow in the fall.

Delivered in a container. 
Approximate height at time of delivery is 80 cm.

Trees well watered and properly cared for will have an excellent survival rate. Sorry, no guarantees or refunds. Your purchase is considered a final sale. Our Tree Fundraiser helps us deliver palliative care in our community and we appreciate your support. 


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