SOLD American Larch

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Eastern larch, larix laricinia

An old five trunk larch. Very scarce with low branching, too. In Minnesota we have a lot of peat bogs. The sphagnum moss grows a foot thick over the water. We collect larch from these bogs. Since there is virtually no nitrogen in peat the growth rate is very slow. A larch just a few feet tall can be a hundred years old. Walking on peat is like walking on Jello. You bob up and down and sideways. On the down stroke you grab a tree and on the up stroke pull it out just like a carrot from the garden.

Several years ago a good friend of ours gave Pam this beautiful specimen. She developed the tree into the stunning beauty it is today.

Larches are one of the few deciduous conifers. Even as bonsai, in September they turn a brilliant gold and drop their needles. In the spring the new foliage comes out a beautiful lime green. They do form diminutive comes. These trees are very winter hardy, actually to zone 2. I have heard of larches growing as far south as the Carolinas, but, I'd consider them strictly northern tier trees.

This bonsai is in a handsome custom made Sara Rayner pot. The overall height is 30"

The price includes all packaging, handling, and shipping charges, a $250.00 value. Your bonsai will be packed in a sturdy carton filled with styrofoam peanuts and strapped to a pallet. We ship via UPS Freight. By shipping in this manner we have had no damage to trees or pots. You'll also end up with enough peanuts to take care of your Christmas needs for several years.

$1350.00

SALE $650.00

Description and photos, June 2011.

Larch bonsai
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