Tamarack Tree Seeds

Tamarack Tree Seeds

Regular price $4.80
Larix laricina

Tamarack has one of the largest distributions of all North American conifers. It ranges in a wide band from Newfoundland, through the northeastern U.S., into British Columbia and northwards into the Yukon. One of the most unique characteristics of Tamarack is that it is a deciduous conifer. In the summer the clustered needles are a soft blue-green colour; but in the fall they turn a brilliant golden yellow and drop to the ground.

Due to its long slender branches and delicate foliage, Tamarack is commonly planted as an ornamental. It is a fast-growing tree that ranges from 12-24 metres (40-80 feet) in height and 30-60 centimetres (1-2 feet) in diameter.

Tamarack can tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, but prefers moist soil with a high organic content. On average, tamaracks live for about 165 years.

Native peoples used to chew the resin of Tamarack trees as gum. When boiled, the resin was mixed with animal fat to create for the skin and hair.

Detailed germination instructions are inside the package.