European Larch   LAR-iks de-SID-u-a
- Deciduous conifer, 30-60(100) ft, [(9-18(30) m], pyramidal, drooping branches, note brown or black
"bumps" (spurs, short shoots) on some branches (compare to Larix occidentalis, Western Larch).
Clusters of 30-40 leaves (needles) arise from each spur, 1.3-4 cm long. May turn a
rich yellow color in fall. Cones narrowly ovate, 2.5-4 cm long, 40-50 seed scales, upright, light brown.
- Sun. Readily transplanted when dormant. Best with sufficient moisture, well-drained
and sunny conditions. Does not grow well in very dry or wet soils.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 2 Native to northern and central Europe. A few
selections or cultivars are available, including a pendulus form Larix decidua
'Pendula'. Jacobson (1996) however states that the "mass-produced clone so sold in
recent years is L. kaemferi 'Pendula'.
- Corvallis: Central Park, east "lawn circle".