Ginkgo biloba

  • Ginkgo biloba trees
  • Ginkgo biloba bark
  • Ginkgo biloba leaves
  • Height 10 years: 5m-8m / 16ft-25ft
  • Growth habit: Upright

The species Ginkgo biloba is the best known form of this ancient family of trees.

They have interesting leaves, which turn an attractive milky yellow in autumn.

The fissured bark is also a feature.

Gingkos grow with a columnar habit, with branches emerging at right angles.  In good conditions the tree should reach a height of about 6m in the longer term.

Ginkgos have been used in traditional medicines for many years, with numerous claimed health benefits, but also many questionable side effects.

The species is names for its bi-lobed leaves.

Ginkgo biloba trees for sale

Item
Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
Quantity
2-year Ginkgo biloba tree - in a 7L pot
4m-7m tall after 10 years
£39.95
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What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. (Approx. girth: 6/8). Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

Ginkgo biloba


Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches. The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).

How to grow

Gingkos do best in a sheltered location, and well-drained soil is particularly important.

Ginkgo biloba characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive tree / plant Attractive bark Attractive foliage Autumn foliage colour
  • Height 10 years: 5m-8m / 16ft-25ft
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Growth rate: Average
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Site conditions: Sheltered site Occasional drought Free-draining site
  • Sunlight: Prefers full sun
  • Useful for: Open spaces Street / amenity Specimen planting
  • Pruning: Do not prune
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners

Identification

  • Country of origin: China
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous
  • Bark: Grey
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