Dunkeld larch Pinaceae Larix
xmarschlinsii Coaz (kaempferi x decidua) symbol: LAMA16
Leaf: Deciduous, appearing singly on new growth and in whorls on older growth, 1 to 1 1/4 inches long, green to glaucous blue-green in color and turning yellow in the fall.
Flower: Species is monoecious; males light yellow, small and round; females yellow to red, with long, curved scales.
Fruit: Cones are 1 to 1 1/2 inches long, almost round, cone scales somewhat reflexed, flower-like in appearance, borne upright on the twig, maturing fall to early winter.
Twig: Gray-brown, bearing rounded buds. Spur shoots present on older growth.
Bark: On young trees the bark is scaly and gray, later becoming furrowed with a reddish brown inner bark.
Form: Well formed, and fast growing, with a straight stem and pyramidal crown, to 120+ feet. Lateral branches commonly droop.
Looks like: European larch - Japanese larch - tamarack - western larch
Additional Range Information: Larix xmarschlinsii is planted in the USDA hardiness zones shown above and is not known to widely escape cultivaton.
External Links: USDA Plants Database
All material © 2018 Virginia Tech Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation; Photos and text by: John Seiler, Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera, and John Peterson; Silvics reprinted from Ag Handbook 654; range maps courtesy USGS from USDA "Atlas of United States Trees" by Elbert L. Little, Jr., Vol. 1 (1971) 3 (1976) 4 (1977) 5 (1978)