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Weeping Larch*

Larix decidua 'Pendula'

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Weeping Larch (Larix decidua 'Pendula') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Weeping Larch

Weeping Larch

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  13 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Common Larch, European Larch

Description:

An unusual small accent shrub for the garden with a strongly weeping habit; best used as a solitary (not in groups) or accent in a garden composition, will definitely draw the eye to it; stake to desired height

Ornamental Features

Weeping Larch has 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

Weeping Larch is a deciduous shrub with a strong central leader and a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. 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 usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. 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.

Weeping Larch is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Weeping Larch will grow to be about 13 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. 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.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

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