Spring color doesn’t get any better than the new growth on a deciduous conifer. As the needles emerge they are a bright clear lime green. In the fall they turn a golden yellow and drop to the ground. This tree is a perfect specimen for a small garden bed and will display an interesting shape even with the needles gone in winter. So rebellious, a deciduous conifer! What’s next….. flowers? It really is amazing the variety of colors that so many conifers come in. Blue, yellow and all kinds of green. The weeping larch has a lovely cascading habit. The photo below shows it trained on a trellis up against a house, very impressive. This is a tree worth remembering.
Just the Facts
Larix decidua ‘Pendula’ Weeping European Larch
8-12 feet tall and wide
Zones 3-6 Full Sun
Growth Rate Fast, Can take wet areas, Needs staking for shape.