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Blagon

Ginkgo biloba

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.

Blagon ginkgo trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £47.95
    In a 7L pot
    Very large size (4m-7m after 10 years)
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How to grow

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.

History

This form of the species Ginkgo biloba was found as a seedling in the village of Authevernes in north west France.

Blagon characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive tree / plantAttractive barkAttractive foliageAutumn foliage colour
  • Growth habitUpright
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • SunlightPrefers full sunSome shade
  • PruningDo not prune
  • Growth rateSlow
  • Site conditionsSheltered siteOccasional droughtFree-draining site
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnYellow
  • BarkGrey
  • Country of originFrance
  • Annual cycleDeciduous