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Siberian Larch

Characteristics

Height and Spread Siberian Larch can grow 9 to 18 metres in height and may have a crown width of 3 to 7 metres.

Hardiness Zone 2

Preferred growing conditions Prefers moist, well drained soil; intolerant of shade and heavy, dry, chalky soils.

Form A tall, pyramid-shaped coniferous tree with laterally spreading branches.

Flower/seeds Red or yellow green flowers that turn into brown cones containing seeds.

Leaf Smooth, green needles that turn yellow and fall off in autumn.

Bark/wood Bark is dark brown and scaly.

Fruit Not applicable

Pruning Prune to keep shape and remove damaged limbs. Sterilize pruning saws and shears with methanol (gasline anti-freeze) between cuts and between trees.

Problems (Disease/Insects)

Leaf rust