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Uses

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Larix x marschlinsii.

Material uses

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[1].

A fast growing, wind-resistant tree, it can be used in shelterbelts.

Wood - strong, heavy and durable[1].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Larix x marschlinsii.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Canopy

Ecological Functions

Windbreak

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow late winter in pots in a cold frame. One months cold stratification helps germination[2]. It is best to give the seedlings light shade for the first year[3]. 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[2]. 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.

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Cultivation

Prefers an open airy position in a light or gravelly well-drained soil[4]. Plants are intolerant of badly drained soils, but they tolerate acid and infertile soils[4]. Succeeds on rocky hill or mountain sides and slopes[4]. A north or east aspect is more suitable than west or south[5].

This species is very cold-hardy when fully dormant, but the trees can be excited into premature growth in Britain by mild spells during the winter and they are then very subject to damage by late frosts and cold winds[5]. This is a very fast growing hybrid, it is often planted as a timber crop[6]. Young plants can put on 1.5 metres of growth a year, whilst some trees have been 16 metres tall in 15 years from seed[6]. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus[4]. Open ground plants, 1 year x 1 year are the best for planting out, do not use container grown plants with spiralled roots[4]. Plants transplant well, even when coming into growth in the spring[4].

Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[4].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Larix x marschlinsii.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Larix x marschlinsii
Genus
Larix
Family
Pinaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
4
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Strong wind
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
Herbaceous or Woody
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
Mature Size
Fertility
?
Pollinators
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type












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