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botanical name:
Larix decidua
Larix decidua © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  European Larch
synonyms:  Larix europaea
family:  Pinaceae
characteristics: conifer
height: 35.00m
width: 16.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: conical
leaf colour: green
flower colour:
fruit colour: brown
stem/bark: dark grey
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -30°C
USDA zone: 3 to 8
Large coniferous tree, unusual in being deciduous. The needle-like green leaves turn yellow in autumn.

Most well drained soils in sun.
Reaches about 5m. in 10 years.

from seed

Shelterbelts and occasionally planted as an ornamental.
Cultivated for timber, which is used for construction.

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