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Ginkgo biloba

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Introduced from Japan to Europe in 1730, the Ginkgo is one of the most distinct and striking of trees. Today it is thought to exist in the wild in China but nearly all trees are actually in cultivation.

These Ginkgo biloba have been grown from seed and will develop into handsome trees with distinctive green leaves turning lovely shades of golden yellow and bronze before falling in autumn.

Supplied Size: 5L containers (40 - 60 cm tall)

Ginkgo biloba | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
5 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or light shade.
Soil: Any well drained, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Eventually Ginkgo biloba will grow to be a medium sized or large, branching tree.
Height: 15 m (50 ft).
Spread: 10 m (32 ft)

Notes:In China groves of female Ginkgos with occasional male pollinators have been planted, partly for the production of leaves used in Chinese and western medicine, but also for crops of nuts which are enclosed in rancid malodorous fruits.

Roasted Ginkgo nuts are popularly eaten as an accompaniment to chicken and also served at Chinese weddings to bring good fortune. Ginkgo are considered auspicious throughout China (when planted in pairs, as advised by a Chinese friend) where they are associated with long life; many Buddhist Temples have Ginkgo growing round them in various forms, often cultivated in pots.

Plant Finder: about Ginkgo biloba

Common names

Ginkgo tree, Maidenhair tree


Ginkgo biloba (Ginkgo tree). The leaves on this species are fan shaped and will turn brilliant gold-yellow in the autumn. It is a pest-free and very adaptable. The sexes are separate with the male tree planted for ornamental purposes, as the female produces a lot of smelly edible fruit. This species of tree is most appreciated for its beautiful foliage. It will need water when young, and becomes moderately drought tolerant with age.

Interest and use

Shade, ornamental, foliage, medicinal, autumn interest.

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Ginkgo biloba | Newport, Shropshire, TF10 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
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