Tamarack

TAMARACK, LARIX LARICINA

H – 50-80′, W – 20-30’, Z – 3

Resembles other evergreens, but is a deciduous conifer, that sheds it’s beautiful Golden needles every fall, a contrast to the fall foliage. It commonly grows in swamps and in upland soils. The flaky dark reddish-grey bark of the tamarack tree resembles Black Spruce. The pale green needles are soft and short and grow in brush-like tufts. The cones are fairly small – round, and less than an inch long.

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