Common Name: American Larch (Tamarack)
Botanical Name: Larix laricina
Foliage: Green with golden fall colours
The American Larch are open and pyramidal with a slender trunk; they boast horizontal branches with dropping branchlets. They are fast growing and prefer moist, but well drained soils. They are green in spring and summer, turning to a golden yellow in the fall before dropping their needles for the winter. Tamaracks are quite adaptable, but they do best in full sun. Life expectancy is 60+ years.