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Plant Name Habit Zone Rate Color Description
Larix decidua 'Horstmann's Recurva' Broad Upright  2 Intermediate Green Medusa comes to mind when viewing this unusual, deciduous conifer with seriously curly "hair". The small tree develops wispy branches that twist and curl to fantastic effect, especially in winter, after needle drop. In late winter, rosy buds swell along the gray curlicues and herald longer days earlier than other conifers. Shaving-brush clusters of bright green needles erupt in spring, soften during summer and fire up to golden-yellow for fall.  A seasonal stunner, for full sun and moist soil in summer.
Larix decidua 'Pendula' Weeping 2 Large Green Luminous, lime green foliage brightens this weeping, mid-size tree in spring. In fall, needles turn golden before dropping to reveal tawny twigs. As trees age, branches divide and the tree's girth increases. Use this beautiful selection, a refreshing contrast to evergreen conifers, in gardens with an Asian theme. Prefers moist soil in summer.
Larix decidua 'Prag' Globe Shaped 2 Dwarf Green Delicate, blue-green needles and short, slender branches give this dwarf European Larch a soft, airy texture. Newer branches sweep gently upward and then spill down as they mature, giving 'Prag' a low, mounding form.
Larix decidua 'Puli' Weeping 2 Intermediate Green This new, weeping European Larch is an elegant alternative to 'Pendula'. When staked, its slender branches create a narrow silhouette that is more dense and lighter green than 'Pendula'. If unstaked, branches slowly spread out along the ground and make an effective groundcover. Very attractive in gardens with an Asian aesthetic.
Larix decidua 'Varied Directions' Weeping 2 Large Green This name could be an understatement! In fact, the vigorous, spreading habit of this deciduous plant produces robust twigs that propel the branches up and out, in—that's right—varied directions. Golden tan branches, covered with thick twigs, eventually arch down and cover the ground in a unique configuration for each plant. Bright green spring foliage changes to gold in autumn before needles fall. Selected by Dr. Sydney Waxman, University of Connecticut.
Larix gmelinii 'Romberg Park' Globe Shaped 2 Dwarf Green A superb new form of Dahurian Larch, this dwarf, deciduous conifer develops tufts of short branches that give it appeal in all seasons. In early spring, it is one of the first to push growth, programmed from its cold native habitat and short growing season to take full advantage of warming temperatures. The softly textured, light-green needles change to yellow in fall, and then drop to reveal the plant's many short stems for winter interest. Site the irregular, low plant in moist, light soil in a sunny rock garden.
Larix kaempferi 'Wolterdingen' Spreading 3 Dwarf Green A compact, spreading Japanese Larch, this attractive plant provides exceptional seasonal interest for tight landscapes and rock gardens. In early spring, soft, new, blue-green needles emerge and continue to decorate the delicate mound through the growing season. In fall, needles change to rich yellow before they fall to show off ornamental, reddish brown branches with scales reminiscent of an armadillo's armor. Discovered in a park in Wolterdingen, Germany in 1970, by G. Horstmann.
Larix laricina 'Deborah Waxman' Broad Upright  2 Dwarf Green An upright dwarf form, this seedling selection of American Larch has ascending branches that exhibit light, blue-green needles through the growing season. Showy, rosy flowers appear in spring, and fall brings on a display of coppery gold. Found in a trial bed at the University of Connecticut and selected by Dr. Sydney Waxman.
Larix sibirica (syn. russica) 'Conica' Narrow Upright  2 Large Green An extremely hardy, upright narrow spire, 'Conica' produces nearly horizontal branches that sweep up at the tips. Seasonal color is light green in spring and summer and bright yellow in fall, providing a nice contrast to darker evergreen conifers.
 

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