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Subalpine larch (Larix lyallii)


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Type

conifer tree icon

Conifer

Status

species native to Canada

Native

Edible fruit/nut tree?

NO

Names

Latin (scientific) name: Larix lyallii

Common English name: Subalpine larch

Other names: Alpine larch, timberline larch

French name: Mélèze subalpin

Habitat

Found on acidic, gravelly soils.

Other notes

Exists mixed with subalpine fir, spruce, and hemlock in lower locations.

Hardiness zone(s)

1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b

  • Zone 0
  • Zone 1
  • Zone 2
  • Zone 3
  • Zone 4
  • Zone 5
  • Zone 6
  • Zone 7
  • Zone 8
  • Zone 9

A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.

For more information on plant hardiness zones in Canada, visit Natural Resources Canada.

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