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Botanical name: Ginkgo biloba
Other names: Maidenhair tree, Icho, Ginko nut, Fossil Tree, Ginko biloba
Species: G. biloba - G. biloba are large, deciduous trees with distinctive fan-shaped, soft, green leaves turning yellow in autumn. The bark is grey and the branches are open. The female tree bears a fruit with a bad odour as it matures.
Ginkgo biloba is: Deciduous
Flower: Insignificant or absent, Green in Spring
Foliage: Green, Bright-green in Spring; Bright-green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn
Fragrance: The seeds have an unpleasant smell.
Tree shape: Conical, Irregular
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Pests: Generally pest-free
Diseases: Generally disease-free
Pruning: No pruning required. . REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Ginkgo biloba (Maidenhair tree) will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 years.
Suggested uses: Architectural, Low Maintenance, Foliage only
Cultivation: Plant in in well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerant of pollution and thus suitable for urban areas.
Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Soil drainage: Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Light: Full Sun
Aspect: North, South, East, West
Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
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