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Tree Ginkgo biloba Maidenhair Tree

 

 

 

 
Description This is a very slow growing and long-lived, deciduous tree with a large and elegant habit. Considered quite an ancient tree, it is known to have origins dating back to Jurassic times and is often referred to as a living fossil. Specimens exist in its native origin, China which are estimated to be over 1000 years old. It has unique, double-lobed, fan-shaped leaves with veins which spread from the stalk of the leaf. Short catkins are produced, followed by yellow fruit and the foliage is a rich green, which turns a golden yellow in autumn.    
Foliage
Deciduous
   
Form
Horizontal Branching
   
Mature Size 12 x 5m    
Uses A fantastic feature tree in all gardens adding great colour in autumn. Can be used in parks and many landscapes. Leaves from this tree can be used for teas.    
Position & Soil Can grow in almost any position but best in moist, deep, fertile soil. Full sun or part shade.    
Features    
Pot sizes
in production
• 30cm/14L (1.0-1.2m)
• 40cm/27L (1.6-1.8m)
• 50cm/52L (1.8-2.2m)
• 100L (2.0-2.5m)
• 200L (3.0-4.0m)
   
Substitutes Cedrus deodara 'Vinks Golden'
Cercidiphyllum japonicum
Liquidambar styraciflua
Liriodendron tulipifera
Quercus coccinea
Quercus palustris
Quercus palustris 'Freefall (Early Defoliating)'
Quercus robur
Taxodium distichum
   
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