Larix Eurolepis (Hybrid Larch)- The hybrid larch was first established in Scotland, when two parent trees, the European larch and the Japanese larch were crossed. This lead to a very fast growing conifer which features traits of both parent trees. The needle like leaves are a light green, which turn to golden yellows and reds in the autumn, before the needles are dropped. Larch trees are Europe’s only deciduous conifer.
Fruit: The female cones are conical and ripen to a light brown colour. The male cones shed pollen during March and April.
Timber: The timber is strong and durable, it is often used for fencing, rails and gates.
Soil Types/Habitat: Grows best in mountainous settings in deep, well drained soils. Enjoys full sunlight.