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Varied Directions European Larch

Larix decidua 'Varied Directions'

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Varied Directions European Larch (Larix decidua 'Varied Directions') at Gertens

Varied Directions European Larch

Varied Directions European Larch

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Varied Directions European Larch (Larix decidua 'Varied Directions') at Gertens

Varied Directions European Larch

Varied Directions European Larch

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Varied Directions European Larch (Larix decidua 'Varied Directions') at Gertens

Varied Directions European Larch in fall

Varied Directions European Larch in fall

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Height:  25 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2a

Other Names:  Common Larch

Brand:  Gertens

Description:

An unusual variety with robust twigs that rise up and out, hence the varied spreading characteristic; usually grafted on a standard to a certain height; best used as a solitary or accent in a garden composition, will definitely draw the eye to it

Ornamental Features

Varied Directions European Larch is primarily valued in the landscape for its ornamental upright and spreading habit of growth. It has rich green evergreen foliage which emerges light green in spring. The needles turn an outstanding gold in the fall, which persists throughout the winter. The twisted gray bark and gold branches are extremely showy and add significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Varied Directions European Larch is an open multi-stemmed evergreen tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. 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 high maintenance tree that will require regular care and upkeep, 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.

Varied Directions European Larch is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Varied Directions European Larch will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 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 40 years or more.

This tree 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.

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Applications
Fall Color  Texture  Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features