Larix Decidua (European Larch)- A once popular forestry tree which was first introduced to the UK in 1620, favoured for its fast growth rate. This medium to large tree bares light green needle like leaves which turn to brilliant shades of yellows and reds in the autumn, making larch Europe’s only deciduous conifer. European larch grows with a conical crown when young, which broadens with age.
Fruit: It produces female and male cones in the spring.
Timber: The timber is very durable and is used for fencing, railway sleepers, telegraph poles ect.
Soil Types/Habitat: It will grow in any deep, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerant of air pollution and wind. Grows best n sites with good air circulation.