Larix

Larix occidentalis ‘Stratosphere’

This Larix occidentalis broom, ‘Stratosphere’ was discovered high in the Cascade Mountains, at an elevation close to 6000 ft. The area was previously logged but fortunately the loggers left this one for the Coneheads! This cool Western larch cultivar also produces cones! We planned to tackle this one in the late fall of 2019 but we were snowed out by early winter. Will try again next year!

This Larix occidentalis broom 'Stratosphere' is sky high
Larix occidentalis ‘Stratosphere’ sky-high
Close up of Larix occidentalis Western larch broom 'Stratosphere'
Larix occidentalis ‘Stratosphere’
Mike figuring out how to reach the 'Stratosphere'
‘Stratosphere’…Hmm! That’s going to be a challenge!
Larix occidentalis from underneath showing branching pattern and cones.  Appears to be a very old slow growing broom.
Larix occidentalis ‘Stratosphere’ showing branching pattern and cones!