Larix decidua ‘Puli’

August 30, 2009

Larix decidua 'Puli' in Indian Lake, NY garden

Larix decidua 'Puli' in Indian Lake, NY garden

 

or Puli European Larch is an exceptionally beautiful selection. Compared to the more commonly available weeping form ‘pendula’, ‘Puli’ has much finer or thinner needles, giving the small weeping tree a unique refined appearance. This selection is worth searching for if you live in a climate where it will grow. The hardiness zone is 3a to 6. Being a deciduous conifer, the needles on this tree turn bright orange in late fall, and reveal the interesting and graceful branch structure until new growth resumes in the spring. Deer leave this plant alone making it a good choice for those who have a deer problem. Rate of growth is moderate, probably 2 feet a year. Being a weeping tree, it is best to stake the tree to the desired height and then letting it tumble and grow from there.

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2 Responses to “Larix decidua ‘Puli’”

  1. Donna Hamilton said

    This tree has a soft regal quality almost feminine, I would say like a princess. So lovely!

    • archtrees1 said

      I too was really struck by the beauty of this tree. At first, I wasn’t sure how different it would be from the usual weeping European larch, but after one year in the garden, the difference was clear!

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