Larix x eurolepis (Dunkeld Larch)
Location: Used as a forestry tree in plantations and shelterbelts.
A hybrid between Common Larch (Larix decidua) and Japanese Larch (Larix kaempferi) first raised in Dunkeld, Scotland, at the end of the last century. Characters may be variable but always intermediate to the two parents.
Foliage consists of needles, dark green above with two grey bands beneath.
Pollen and Seed Cones
Cones open in March; females 10mm vary in colour from purple to cream tinged with red.
Mature cones are long, about 3cm to 4cm, like Common Larch (Larix decidua) and usually have scales turning outwards, though less dramatically than on Japanese Larch (Larix kaempferi).