American Tamarack
American Tamarack
American Tamarack
American Tamarack
American Tamarack
American Tamarack
American Tamarack

American Tamarack

Regular price $30.00


The American Tamarack is a very hardy tree and the only native Larch in Michigan (also known as Tamarack). The bluish-green needles turn yellow and drop off in autumn, leaving the tree bare for winter. In spring, soft new growth emerges and the cycle starts over once again.

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Growth Rate Moderate growing, 10-18 inches per year
Mature Size 40-80 ft tall
Soil Clay, loamy and sandy
Light Full sun
Leaves Deciduous, needlelike, 1 inch long, pale blue-green
Cones ½ inch long, upright
Deer Browse Risk Unknown
Benefits The wood is tough and durable, but also flexible in thin strips and was used by the Algonquian people for making snowshoes and other products where toughness was required. Although has little commercial significance, its principle wood use is for pulpwood but also for posts, poles, rough lumber and fuelwood. It is also grown as an ornamental tree in gardens in cold regions.

Fall Sale 2020, all orders will be shipped directly to customer with a 30% shipping charge due to covid-19 concerns

The information below ONLY APPLIES to Spring Sales

Please note that trees, shrubs, packets, and products will not be delivered by mail. Your order will be batched together and made available for pickup at a specified and location.

During Checkout please choose one of the the following locations and dates:

  • April 10 & 11 at the Sanilac County Fairgrounds
    • 171 Dawson St., Sandusky, MI
  • April 17 & 18 at the Goodells County Park- Exhibit Barns.
    • Goodells, MI (Use the M-21 entrance at the north end of the park)
  • April 21 & 22 at the Armada Fairgrounds
    • 74280 Fair St., Armada, MI
  • April 24 & 25 at Sterling Heights Dodge Park
    • Farmer's Market Pavilion, 40629 Utica Rd Sterling Heights, MI 48313

    Trees/Plants are primarily sold as Bare Root Stock. District Liability ceases when orders are picked up. Seller is not liable for improper handling or planting of plants after consumer has possession. The Blue Water CD is not liable nor guarantees survivability.