Larix laricina 'Postus' / Postus tamarack

Larix laricina 'Postus' is one of Bill Journeay's newest conifer selections. Postus is an amazing upright dense (fastigiate) form. The needles, branchlets and deciduous nature are all typical for the parent species, Tamarack. It is a rapidly growing tree, increasing yearly at a rate of 2 to 3 feet (60 - 90 cm) and is expected to become a large narrow tree over time.

Bill Journeay discovered the original plant during a random field trip in a forest cut-over near the Pocologan River, Charlotte County, New Brunswick, Canada. The original tree has been successfully transplanted into cultivation. It grafts well and has been propagated by Bill, himself. It is currently being evaluated by a nursery in British Columbia, Canada and will soon be added to the conifer collection at Kingsbrae Gardens, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada. This is expected to be a very beautiful selection for a tight area.

Larix laricina 'Postus' -- the same tree leafed out in summer in cultivation.
Photo by Bill Journeay
Larix laricina 'Postus' -- the original tree found in the wild in New Brunswick, Canada.
Photo by Bill Journeay