Larix laricina

Plant Type- Deciduous Pine Tree

Flower Color- No flowers

Foliage Color- Green

Growth Habit- Pyramidal Upright

Growth Rate- Fast

Zone- 2-5

Height- 60 feet to 80 feet tall

Spread- 30 feet to 50 feet wide

Light- Part shade to full sun

Details- This deciduous pine tree is fast growing. The needles of this tree are soft and short. During the growing season the foliage is green. In the fall the tree will turn bright yellow and shed its needles. Tamarack prefers wet soil. This tree can tolerate varying soil conditions such as clay, and less desirable soil. This tree is native to the Midwest.

Pruning-  Pruning should only be done to remove dead or infected areas of the tree.  This tree can be shaped when it is young to encourage uniform growth as it matures.

Other evergreen tree options.

  • Austrian Pine
  • Blue Form Eastern White Pine
  • Colorado Spruce
  • Eastern White Pine
  • Norway Spruce
  • Serbian Spruce