Larix laricina 'Craftsbury Flats' / Craftsbury Flats tamarack

Larix laricina 'Craftsbury Flats' is a low, spreading, rounded form of tamarack with short branches and twigs holding light green needles. After 10 years of growth, a mature plant will measure 3 feet (1 m) tall and wide, an annual growth rate of 3 to 4 inches (7.5 - 10 cm).

This cultivar originated as a witch's broom found in the 1980s by Greg Williams of Wolcott, Vermont. The host tree lived near Craftsbury, Vermont. Very often, this plant is seen listed and described with the misspelled named, L. laricina 'Craftbury Flats.'

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Larix larcina 'Craftsbury Flats' — Green Industry Images, copyrighted photograph; permission granted. Evidently this cultivar throws up a leader and will go upright if not pruned out.
Photo by Ernie Wiegand
Larix laricina 'Craftsbury Flats' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger
Larix laricina 'Craftsbury Flats' at Hidden Lake Garden, Tipton, Michigan, USA.
Photo by Bill Barger

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