Tamarack (Larix laricina)
Tamarack (Larix laricina)
Tamarack (Larix laricina)

Tamarack (Larix laricina)

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3 Gallon

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Medium Wet - Wet
Mature Height: 50 Feet
Mature Width: 35 Feet

Description: Also known as larch or hackmatack, the tamarack is a tree of boggy soils, so yards with consistently moist but not overly wet soils are ideal. Its small green tufts of needles arise from knobs on the branches. The soft needles turn yellow in the fall and will fall off in winter, which makes this a deciduous conifer tree! The name “hackmatack” is derived from an Algonquian word meaning “wood used for snowshoes”. It was utilized by indigenous makers for toboggans and canoe parts. Can live up to 200 years! This is a state threatened species only found in the northeastern corner of Illinois. Due to its thin bark and shallow roots, it cannot tolerate prescribed burns.