Larix laricina Deborah Waxman
Larix laricina 'Deborah Waxman' photo courtesy of Iseli Nursery

American Larch

An upright dwarf form, Larix laricina ‘Deborah Waxman’ is a seedling selection with ascending branches that exhibit light, blue-green needles through the growing season. Showy, rosy young cones 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.

  • Height: 91-121 cm (3-4 ft)
  • Spread: 61-91 cm (24-36 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 2
  • Sun or Shade: full sun
  • Foliage Colour: gold
  • Shape: broad upright

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Larch is quite adaptable to a range of soil types but does need constant moisture. It will require regular watering during the growing season unless it is growing in a very damp site. It is not drought tolerant and will drop its needles if allowed to dry out. It looks its best if it is not pruned but allowed to develop its own unique form.