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Ginkgo biloba

Foliage Deciduous
Form Horizontal Branching
Mature Size 12 x 5m
Family Ginkgoaceae
Maidenhair Tree

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.

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.

Can grow in almost any position but best in moist, deep, fertile soil. Full sun or part shade.


Deciduous

Horizontal Branching

Medium

Shade Tree

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