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Larix occidentalis


Order: Pinales
   Family: Pinaceae
            Genus: Larix
                        Specie: Larix occidentalis

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 80 ft (24 m)

Cultivation: Deep, cool, moist soil

Features: Leaves 1 1/2 in (35 mm) long; egg-shaped small cones

Uses: Timber tree Windbreaks Screen

Zones: 3-9

Description: Occurring naturally in British Columbia, Canada, and Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana in the USA, this is a tall tree up to 180 ft (55 m). Sometimes it develops a swollen base. It is the tallest of all the larches. The bark is purplish gray, deeply a

Growth Habit: Straight trunk, narrow-pointed crown

Comments: Similar to European larch (Larix decidua) but slower growth

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