Larix × marschlinsii 'Snapewood Broom' / Snapewood Dunkeld larch

Larix × marchlinsii 'Snapewood Broom' is a slow-growing bun-shaped selection of Dunkeld larch with dense branching holding light green foliage that will turn straw-yellow before being shed in fall. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 28 to 36 inches (70 - 90 cm) tall and wide, an average annual growth rate of 2.5 to 4 inches (6 - 10 cm).

This cultivar originated as a witch's broom found in the late 1990s in Snape Wood, Waldhurst, Kent, United Kingdom. It is often seen listed and described as a selection of Larix decidua.

Larix × marschlinsii 'Snapewood Broom' — a mature specimen in an arboretum setting.
Photo by Bill Barger
Larix × marschlinsii 'Snapewood Broom' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger

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