Larix

Larix laricina ‘Chia’

Larix laricina 'Chia', tiny larch broom, with 5 years of growth
Larix laricina ‘Chia’ with 5 years of growth

About Larix laricina ‘Chia’: This tiny tamarack broom was found along the Lake Superior lake shore, on the campus property of Northern Michigan University. The tiny Larix laricina broom was high amongst a natural stand of mixed conifers, and it’s silhouette could be seen in the sky at dusk. This larch cultivar ‘Chia’ is keeping the tiny growth habit of the parent broom. ‘Chia’ was the second broom we found on the NMU campus. The other was also a small, tight fir broom, Abies concolor ‘Wildcat’!

Larix laricina 'Chia' broom silhouette against the sky at dusk
Larix laricina ‘Chia’ silhouette against the sky at dusk
Tiny tamarack broom, January 2015
Photo op at harvest time, January 2015, Larix laricina ‘Chia’
Larix laricina 'Chia' broom, harvested in January 2015
Larix laricina ‘Chia’ broom, harvested in January 2015

Davison Larix collection with early fall color 2020
Davison Larix collection in the early fall 2020