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Prag Dwarf Larch

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A distinguished must-have garden shrub for the true collector; a rare dwarf form of this deciduous conifer with upturned finely-needled branches on a tightly mounded form, extremely slow growing, dense and compact, foliage turns brilliant gold in fall

Characteristics

Species:
decidua
Other Species Names:
Common Larch; European Larch
Average Landscape Height:
4 feet
Average Landscape Width:
4 feet
Genus:
Larix
Cultivar:
Prag
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Plant Form:
mounded
Canopy:
closed
Density:
dense
Growth Rate:
slow
Pruning:
late winter pruning
Summer Foliage Color:
sea green
Fall Color:
gold
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Moisture:
wet
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
medium

Ornamental Features

Prag Dwarf Larch is primarily valued in the landscape or garden for its interestingly mounded form. It has bluish-green deciduous foliage which emerges light green in spring. The needle-like leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. The rough gray bark and gold branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Prag Dwarf Larch is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a mounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

Planting & Growing

Prag Dwarf Larch will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. 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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