Larix gmelinii 'Romberg Park' Dwarf Dahurian Larch a superb new form, this dwarf, deciduous conifer develops tufts of short branches that give it appeal in all seasons. In early spring, it is one of the first to push growth, programmed from its cold native habitat and short growing season to take full advantage of warming temperatures. The softly textured, light-green needles change to yellow in fall, and then drop to reveal the plant's many short stems for winter interest. Site the irregular, low plant in moist, light soil in a sunny rock garden. Prefers organic rich well-drained soil.