Ginkgo Biloba


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SKU: ginkgo-biloba Categories: ,
Common Name: Maidenhair Tree
Size: 3 litre
Hardiness: H6
Hardiness Ratings

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees ˚C) are shown in brackets

  • H1a: under glass all year (>15˚C)
  • H1b: can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15 ˚C)
  • H1c: can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10 ˚C)
  • H2: tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5 ˚C)
  • H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1 ˚C)
  • H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5 ˚C)
  • H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10 ˚C)
  • H6: hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15 ˚C)
  • H7: hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20 ˚C)
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3 Litre Pot

  • Position: Full sun
  • Soil: Well drained
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Hardiness: H6
  • Eventual Height: 15m
  • Eventual Spread: 8m

Ginkgo Biloba, also known as the ‘Maidenhair Tree’, is a deciduous large tree native to China that has been cultivated for thousands of years for its ornamental and medicinal properties. With a history dating back over 270 million years, it is considered one of the oldest surviving tree species on Earth. Ginkgo Biloba is widely cultivated around the world as an ornamental tree, prized for its unique fan-shaped leaves and attractive Autumnal foliage.  In Autumn, unpleasantly scented dull yellow fruits appear on the female plants.

How to care for your Ginkgo Biloba

  • Sunlight: Prefers full sun to partial shade. It will grow in a variety of light conditions but will have better foliage color in a sunny location.
  • Watering: This tree is drought tolerant once established and should only be watered during extended periods of drought. Water deeply when necessary to ensure the root system receives enough moisture.
  • Soil: Will grow in a range of soils, but well-draining soil is ideal. If your soil is heavy or poorly draining, amend it with compost or sand.
  • Pruning: Prune the tree only as necessary to remove dead or damaged wood. This tree is slow-growing and will only require occasional pruning.
  • Fertilising: Fertilising is not necessary as it is naturally a slow-growing tree. However, you can provide a light application of compost or organic fertiliser in Spring for added growth.

By following these simple care guidelines, you can ensure that your Ginkgo Biloba tree stays healthy and vibrant for years to come.

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