Blagon is a shapely Ginkgo which makes a good choice as a specimen tree.
It grows with columnar or fastigiate habit, with new branches emerging at a near vertical angle to the main stem. As a result several can be closely-planted to line an avenue or border.
The pale green leaves have a passing resemblance to farfalle pasta shapes. They turn a stunning bright yellow colour in autumn, eventually falling to the ground, creating a golden carpet around the tree.
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After the first few years Blagon is almost maintenance-free. It tolerates air pollution and hot climates, is cold hardy, and drought resistant.
Blagon may eventually reach a height of 8m and a spread of 2m after 10-20 years, but it is very slow-growing.
It can also be planted in a large container, but will do best in well-drained soil in the garden - either in full sun or partial shade.
We supply the male form of this variety, so there are no fruitlets.
This form of the species Ginkgo biloba was found as a seedling in the village of Authevernes in north west France.