Greenhouse Plug - Tamarack
25 metres (80 feet)
Appearance: Tufts of many soft, short, bluish-green needles; yellow and fall off in autumn. Thin, smooth, gray young bark; reddish-brown, scaly, mature bark. Loses needles in autumn
Site and soils: Grows best on moist, sandy soils. Tolerates wet, poorly drained sites. Needs full sunlight.
Rural plantings: Reforestation. Fast initial growth on good sites. Grows well in pure stands or with birch, aspen, spruce. Sensitive to chemical weed control.
Urban settings: : Uncommon, but has brilliant yellow autumn colour, light green spring colour.
Native to: Northern and central Ontario