Larix × eurokurilensis / Bavarian larch

Larix × eurokurilensis, first described in 1952 by Rohmeder & Dimpflmeier, is commonly known as Bavarian larch. It is a synthetic (human-made) hybrid of the two species, European larch, (L. decidua) and Kurile larch, (L. gmelinii var. japonica) made in 1952 at the Forestry Trial Center, Munich, Germany. Little descriptive data is available and many authors do not recognize it as a valid species.

Description. Bavarian larch is a fast-growing, tall, tree form of larch that grows with a conic crown.

  • young shoots are yellowish in color with a trace of red.
  • Seed cones are around 1.2 inches (3 cm) long.

Photo by Leo-setä