Larix laricina 'Deborah Waxman' / Deborah Waxman tamarack

Larix laricina 'Deborah Waxman' is a broadly upright growing selection of tamarack with dense, semi-fastigiate branching holding light, Blue-green foliage. Showy, rosy new seed cones appear in spring, and fall brings on a display of coppery gold. After 10 years, a mature specimen 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 seedling selected in 1988 from the University of Connecticut's trial beds by Dr. Sidney Waxman of Storrs, CT., USA. He named the plant in honor of his daughter. At times, it is listed and described in error as a L. kaempferi cultivar.

Larix laricina 'Deborah Waxman' — a mature specimen in an arboretum setting.
Photo by Bill Barger
Larix laricina 'Deborah Waxman' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger