European Larch

Larix decidua

This deciduous conifer is native to central Europe, but is also grown in eastern North America for its attractive shape and wood. It has naturalized over a wide range in North America. Its light green needles turn bright yellow before they are shed in the autumn. The tough, flexible wood of this larch is used in the construction of yachts.
Habitat:
Planted as an ornamental, growing in full sun.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous, coniferous tree, growing 9-40 m tall.
Bloom Time:
Mid-spring.
Longevity:
Long-lived.
Presence in US:
CT IL MA MD ME MI MN NC NH NJ NY PA RI VA VT WI WV
Presence in Canada:
NL NS ON