|Grid reference||ST 18491 80291|
|Common name||Dunkfield larch|
|Common name||Hybrid larch|
|Alternative name||Larix x eurolepis|
|Status||Glamorgan Champion 2015|
|Height||22.5M April 2015|
|Girth||Approx 221cm April 2015|
This tree is at the northen end of the gardens, only a few metres in from the roundabout. Its girth measurement is approximate due to ivy.
General tree description
Larix x marschlinsii is a natural hybrid of the Japanese larch and the European larch, and first grew at Dunkeld in Scotland. It can reach heights of 40 metres or more, with a straight, tapering conical trunk. The bark is reddish brown with regular fissures. The leaves are rich green needles grown in bundles on short shoots, and they turn orange then brown before dropping. Reddish-purple female flowers ripen to form oval cones 40mm x 25mm.