Japanese Larch (Larix kaempferi)
Native: Mountains of central Japan
Location: Widely used as a forestry tree in western Britain.
Foliage has leaves with dark green upper surface and two bands of grey on underside.
Pollen and Seed Cones
Cones open in March; males yellow when shedding pollen, females about 10mm red and greenish cream each scale showing both colours.
Mature cones are distinctive, usually rather round, about 25mm across. The back-turned bracts give the appearance of a small rose.