larch as bonsai

redvw5

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I know this may seem like a dumb question to many but does anyone know if larch is a good species as bonsai in the Chicago area. I think it would be okay in winter but we can get steamy in summer.
 
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If you are talking about Larix laricina, they will do well in your area, after all they are native there. http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=LALA


I see it is a threatened species in your state, so collecting is out, but there are plenty of sources for larch. You'll enjoy working with this species.




Will
 
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Bill S

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V Dub what Will said, they are some of the ( I said some) best stuff we have in the US. For us Northerners anyway.
 

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Not sure what your budget is but Brussels has a really nice one $175.00
http://www.brusselsbonsai.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/deciduous_miscellaneous.html
I have seen it when I was there, the picture does not do it justice. (my budget does not allow a tree of that price)
I did purchase a couple larch seedlings last year and they are doing good here in zone 8.

Have A Great Day!
Michael
 

ianb

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Actually the Golden Larch at Brussels isn't a real Larch and definitely won't do well outside in Chicago winters. The curse of common names...:)
 
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