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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
description:
Large coniferous tree, unusual in being deciduous. The needle-like green leaves turn yellow in autumn.

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

propagation:
from seed

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

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