Larix decidua 'Virgata' / Virgata European larch

Larix decidua 'Virgata' is an open, sparsely branched, selection of European larch with long, twisting "snake-like" branches holding light green foliage that turns straw-yellow before being shed in the fall. After 10 yeas of growth, a mature specimen will measure up to 4 feet (1.2 m) tall and wide, an average annual growth rate of 4 to 6 inches (10 - 15 cm).

This is an old specimen that originated as a wild mutation found in an Austrian forest in the mid-1800s and first described in botanical literature by Schneider in 1892.