• Eventual height: 15m
  • Eventual spread: 5m

Ginkgo biloba

maidenhair tree

5 year guarantee
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2 litre pot £27.99 £22.39
£69.99 £55.99
£27.99 £22.39
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This tree is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: slow
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

This wonderful, ancient tree from China dates back at least 200 million years. Its distinctive, fan-shaped, bright green leaves turn bright gold when a warm autumn follows a warm summer. Mature male trees have thick, yellow catkins in late spring. This tree usually starts life shaped like a flagpole but gradually becomes wide spreading. It can cope with many city conditions, including pollution, and makes an elegant tree for a larger garden. Maidenhair trees were introduced to Japan about 1,000 years ago and often grown near temples - one reason why they are a common feature in Japanese-style gardens. The first maidenhair tree was brought to Britain and planted in Kew Gardens in 1760. It still stands today.

Please note that the supplied plants can be male or female, the sex of which will not be evident until approx 20 years when they first flower. We do offer the male cultivar, Ginkgo biloba 'Fastigiata Blagon' and the sterile clone Ginkgo biloba 'Gold Spire' ('Blagon') as alternatives.

  • Garden care:
    Requires minimal pruning. Remove any broken, diseased or crossing branches in late autumn or winter. When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly.
    • Pets: Seeds TOXIC if eaten; Humans: Seeds harmful if eaten
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