Conifers: Larix (Japanese Larch)

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Larix decidua 'Horstmann Recurved'

Horstmann European Larch is an upright small larch with twisting, contorted ascending branches. Bright green new growth turns yellow in fall before needles drop and reveal an intriguingly twisted tawny branch structure! Rosy needle buds appear in late winter promising longer days. Deciduous conifer.

Larix decidua 'Pendula'

Weeping European Larch needs to be staked or grafted for height. Graceful, irregular drooping branches with light-green needle-like foliage in whorls. Needles turn golden before dropping. Larix is a deciduous conifer. Great specimen plant; near water feature etc. Small cones with tightly overlapping scales. Tree will creep over the ground, rocks etc. if left unstaked.

Larix kaempferi 'Blue Dwarf'

Blue Dwarf Japanese Larch is an attractive, slow growing, compact deciduous conifer with clusters of bluish-green foliage that turns a striking gold in fall before dropping. Attractive bright reddish stems. Can be grown as a standard.

Larix kaempferi 'Little Bogle'

Little Bogle Japanese Larch (aka L. decidua 'Little Bogle or Boogle') is a semi-dwarf larch with very contorted branching. Spring foliage emerges light green, turning mid-green in summer and changing to brilliant yellow in fall before needles drop. The twisted branches are a definite winter-asset! Note: "Bogle" is a British/Scottish term for "ghost" L. decidua and L.kaempferi are very similar; cones differ in that those of L. kaempferi have recurved (curved backward, "open") scales, where L. decidua cones open only, somewhat, when ripe. L. kaempferi's young shoots are stiff and reddish-brown.

Larix sibirica 'Lanark'

Dwarf Siberian Larch has rich green needles arranged perpendicular to the yellow stem on a globe shape. A witches broom found in Illinois by Randy Dijkstra.

Larix sibirica 'Oasis'

Oasis Siberian Larch is a narrow, fast growing, hardy selection from Saskatchewan. Holds onto its needles 3 weeks longer than the species.