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Lanark Larch

Larix decidua 'Lanark'

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Lanark Larch (Larix decidua 'Lanark') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Lanark Larch in spring

Lanark Larch in spring

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  6 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Common Larch; European Larch

Description:

A lovely dwarf form of this deciduous conifer with upturned finely-needled branches and a nicely rounded habit; slow growing, dense and compact; foliage turns brilliant gold in fall

Ornamental Features

Lanark Larch has bluish-green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The needle-like leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The rough gray bark and gold branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Lanark Larch is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Lanark Larch is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use
  • Topiary

Planting & Growing

Lanark Larch will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Garden  Topiary 
Applications
Fall Color  Texture  Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features