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Larix (Larch)

We offer an abundant selection of laricena (American), decidua (European) and kaempferi (Japanese) larch trees. Morning Star’s many cultivars range from dwarf larches, to some growing up to 60 feet tall, to eye-catching contorted and weeping varieties that will stand out in your landscape. These deciduous conifers are happiest growing in full sun and moist soil and thrive in harsh Northeast winters, tolerating hardiness zones as low as 2-4, depending on the cultivar. As an added bonus, deer tend to leave larch trees alone.

'Blue Sparkler'

An American semi-dwarf larch tree with blue-green needles. Grows to three feet tall after ten years.

'Steuben'

A unique specimen for small, sunny gardens, this dwarf American larch has a dense and slow-growing, mounded form. Bright green foliage turns a striking amber-gold in the fall.  

‘Horstmann's Recurved’

A slow-growing, upright European larch with twisting contorted branches. 

'Cherry Valley'

A dwarf European larch with slightly pendulous branches. Bright green needles turn yellow before shedding for the season. Reaches four feet tall. 

'Puli'

A unique, fast-growing weeping European larch cultivar. Can be staked to achieve desired form. 

'Diana'

A Japanese larch cultivar with twisted, contorted corkscrew branches and needles. Reaches 20 feet tall.

'Pendula'

A unique deciduous conifer with branches that grow as a ground cover if left alone. With training and pruning, can take on many forms including mounding, weeping or arching. Grows best in full sun and well-draining soil. 

'Grey Pearl'

A globose, irregular-shaped dwarf Japanese larch tree with soft needles. Reaches six feet tall and three feet wide.

'Blue Rabbit'

A fast-growing Japanese larch boasting magnificent bright blue foliage and a slender form.

'Wolterdingen'

Reaching less than two feet tall (and nearly just as wide) after ten years, this dwarf Japanese larch has a dense, mounded form with blue-green needles that turn a striking yellow before shedding for the season. 

'Schneverdingen'

A dwarf, low-mounded form similar to its Wolterdingen sibling. 

'Paper Lanterns'

A Japanese larch with a narrow, upright form. Has moderately-contorted branches. Cones resemble paper lanterns that make a statement in the winter against bare branches. Grows to ten feet after ten years.

'Heverbeck'

A dwarf globose Japanese larch with soft blue-green needles that turn yellow-orange in the fall. 

And more!

Please contact us with any questions regarding which larch tree is best-suited for your landscape.

(802) 289-3135