European Larch

Common Name: European Larch

Description: The commonest deciduous conifer. It is broadly conical in size, the crown can spread and become irregular with age. The soft needles are a light green in summer, turning orange in autumn. The tree has a light and airy feel compared to most other conifers. The cones are 2-4cm long. It can grow up to 46m.

Origin: It occurs naturally in SE France, Switzerland, N. Italy, S. Germany, Austria, Slovenia and the Carpathian Mountains and widely introduced elsewhere. It is an important timber crop in Ireland and elsewhere.


The largest specimen in Woodstock is 25.2m high.

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