Larix decidua 'Horstmann's Recurved' / Horstmann's Recurved European larch

Larix decidua 'Horstmann's Recurved' is a slow growing, bushy, upright growing selection of European larch with typical bright-green deciduous foliage and contorted, twisting, pendant branches. Overall the plant is similar to Larix kaempferi 'Diana,' but much slower growing and better contortion to the branching. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 4.5 to 7.5 feet (1.5 - 2.5 m) tall and 3 to 4 feet (1 - 1.3 m) wide, an annual growth rate of 5 to 9 inches (15 - 25 cm).

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in 2003 by the Uwe Horstmann Nursery, Schneverdingen Germany.

Larix decidua 'Horstmann's Recurved' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Rich's Foxwillow Pines, Inc.
Larix decidua 'Horstmann's Recurved' — a display of fall color.
Photo by Jiří Balatka via
Larix decidua 'Horstmann's Recurved' in a private garden in Estonia
Photo by Irēna Rožkalna
Larix decidua 'Horstmann's Recurved' in a private garden in Petaluma, California.
Photo by Janice LeCocq