Japanese Larch

Japanese Larch (Larix kaempferi) is a deciduous conifer known for its tall, slender form and soft, delicate needles. Native to Japan, this tree has become popular in various parts of the world due to its ornamental value.

The Appearance

A medium-sized deciduous conifer with a conical shape and soft, light green needles that turn golden yellow in autumn. It produces small, ovoid cones.


The Produce

These cones are typically reddish-brown and can reach lengths of about 2-3 cm.


The Flowers

Produces small, yellowish flowers in spring, followed by small, ovoid cones.


The Leaves

These needles are slender, approximately 2 to 5 centimetres long, and display a bright green colour during the growing season.


The Bark

The bark is gray and scaly, becoming more fissured with age.


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained soils and full sun. Commonly found in mountainous regions and forests.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including birds and mammals. The dense foliage offers excellent cover.


The Culture

Valued for its timber and ornamental appeal. Often planted in parks and large gardens.


Fun Facts

Japanese Larch is unique among conifers for shedding its needles in winter, adding seasonal interest to landscapes.

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