Larix kurilensis

Larix gmelinii var. japonica - Kurile larch

The natural range of the Kurile larch in eastern Asia includes the Kurile Islands, Sakhalin Island and, according to some interpretations, the Kamchatka Peninsula. The species can be grown at least to central Finland. It is easy to recognise from its long sweeping branches which produce a special feeling in the woods. The brown needles remain on the tree until late autumn, till the snows come.