Trees by Genus

Genus 'Larix'

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Larix decidua
Larix x eurolepis
Larix gmelinii
Larix kaempferi
Larix laricina
Larix occidentalis
Larix potaninii

Larix potaninii (Tibetan Larch)

Larix potaninii

Native: Western China, Tibet

Location: Cultivated in botanical collections.


Foliage is on rather stout shoots and needles are almost four-sided with two bands of white on lower side. They have a strong distinctive smell when crushed.

Pollen and Seed Cones

Larix potaninii

Cones open in March, males emerging green and turning yellow when pollen is shed; females are about 15mm long, pink and green.

Mature Cones

Larix potaninii

Mature cones are about 5cm long with shiny brown scales and long bracts pointing about 5mm out above them.