Faster growing than the European Larch and more resistant to disease. It has early lime green buds and shoots, that contrast with its orange-brown stems, to give plantations striking early spring colour. The Japanese Larch is good in shelter belts.
Fruit: The male cones are conic or globular.
Timber: Used for fence posts and rails, but tests have shown it to be inferior to the European Larch.
Soil Types / Habitat: It tolerates most soil types. It grows in most habitats and is often grown as it is well adapted to the British climate.