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’!