Larix decidua 'Bingman' / Bingman European larch

Larix decidua 'Bingman' is a small, mounding dwarf selection of European larch with fine-textured branching and tiny light-green needles. It is not a vigorous grower. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 12 inches (30 cm) tall and wide, an average annual growth rate approaching 1 inch (2.5 cm).

This cultivar originated as a witch's broom found in 1993 by Randy Dykstra and Chub Harper on a tree growing at the Al Bingman residence in Edgington, Illinois, USA. Aside from a few private collections in the midwest, it is unlikely to be easily if ever seen in the nursery trade.

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Larix decidua 'Bingman' — an historic photo of one of the Bingman home and the trees where the original broom was found.
Photo by Chub Harper
Larix decidua 'Bingman' — an historic photo of the original witch's broom.
Photo by Chub Harper
Larix decidua 'Bingman' — an historic photo of one of the original propagations.
Photo by Chub Harper

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