The American larch may be found growing in sphagnum bogs and marshy areas throughout most of northern North America. It seldom reaches a height of greater than 60 feet. The crown is open, and the branches are frequently twisted and hooped. Young trees have thin upright branches. The bark varies in colour from pink to reddish brown, flaking thinly and not fissured. The leaves are dark green on top and grey below, with two broad grey stripes above and below. The tiny, blunt, cylindrical cones are smaller and more numerous than the needles on the outer crown. The cultivar 'Deborah Waxman' keeps its tiny pyramid form. The foliage of ‘Steuben' is blue-green.
Botanical Name : Larix laricina (americana)
Common Name : American Larch
Height : 60 ft
Spread : 30 ft
Germination Info : Seed does not require a pre-treatment
Hardiness zone : 2-5
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 18750