One of the oldest and most beautiful trees of all, this tree species is now unique, having no more living relatives. It is both distinctive and unusual and a gem in any garden where space is permitting.
The leaves are delicately fan shaped, with two leaf blades, appearing in spring a fresh bright green colour. In autumn time, these wonderfully shaped leaves turn a clear and bright golden yellow. The notable bright yellow autumn colour is most distinctive and works well contrasting with species that give red autumn colour.
Commonly known as the Maidenhair Tree, its name derives from the leaf shape, which resemble the Maidenhair Fern.
Ginkgo biloba forms a large specimen with a conical shape at maturity and will maintain its habit as long as the central leader is retained.
With its deep roots, it survived both the radiation and devastation from the comet strike which ended the dinosaur era, it is more than tough enough to survive 21st Century urban life. It was reintroduced in to the UK in 1754.
Ginkgo biloba is a fantastic choice for parks and avenues where it will have the room to grow into a historic specimen for years to come. Air pollution, reflected heat and light are not an issue for this tough contender.
Note: A 35 year old female plant will produce fruits which bear a distinctive smell. It is not possible to determine the gender until this point.
Mature height: 17-22m