Narrow light-green leaves, turning yellow in autumn. Brown cones persisting after leaves have fallen. Frequently planted for forestry.
European Larch, Larix decidua:
Greyish-brown twigs, erect cone-scales.
Japanese Larch, Larix kaempferi:
Leaves slightly broader. Bluish-green twigs becoming reddish in second year. Cone-scales bent down and outwards at tips. Photo below left.
Hybrid Larch, Larix x eurolepsis: Intermediate between parents. Photo below right.
Pine cones above are from Japanese Larch.