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Weeping European Larch

Larix decidua 'Pendula'

Exciting, irregularly drooping branches, soft, fluffy tufts of green needles that become brilliant yellow in fall. A fine, hardy street tree or accent specimen near a stream or water garden. Deciduous.
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Full sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical PronunciationLAR-iks de-SID-u-a
Average Size at MaturityMounding form to 8 to 12 ft. tall, 10 to 12 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeDoes not flower
Design IdeasThis is a smaller Larch that makes an excellent specimen in smaller spaces. Lovely in conjunction with ponds and water gardens. Weeping foliage is uniquely graceful and may be clipped to enhance this quality. Makes a good patio plant or courtyard specimen.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitWeeping
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Water Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureExtreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsCanadian Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis); Red Maple (Acer rubrum); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Bishop's Hat (Epimedium); European Beech (Fagus sylvatica)

Grows easily in well-drained, moist soils. Best in cold winter, cool summer areas. Shelter from harsh winter wind. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new spring growth.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-6

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