Herb: Dunkeld Hybrid Larch

Latin name: Larix x marschlinsii

Synonyms: Larix x eurolepis

Family: Pinaceae (Pine Family)

Description of the plant:


50 m
(164 feet)

Habitat of Dunkeld Hybrid Larch:

Not known in the wild.

Other uses of the herb:

Resin is extracted by tapping the trunk, it has a wide range of uses including wood preservatives, medicinal etc. The bark is a source of tannin. A fast growing, wind-resistant tree, it can be used in shelterbelts. Wood - strong, heavy and durable.

Propagation of Dunkeld Hybrid Larch:

Seed - sow late winter in pots in a cold frame. One months cold stratification helps germination. It is best to give the seedlings light shade for the first year. As soon as they are large enough to handle, prick out the seedlings into individual pots. Although only a few centimetres tall, they can be planted out into their permanent positions in the summer providing you give them an effective weed-excluding mulch and preferably some winter protection for their first year. Otherwise grow them on in the cold frame for their first winter and plant them out in early summer of the following year. The seed remains viable for 3 years. This species is a hybrid so seed will not come true to type. If you are growing larger quantities of plants, you can sow the seed in an outdoor seedbed in late winter. Grow on the seedlings in the seedbed for a couple of years until they are ready to go into their permanent positions then plant them out during the winter.

Cultivation of the herb:

Not known in the wild.

Medicinal use of Dunkeld Hybrid Larch:

None known

Known hazards of Larix x marschlinsii:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.