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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 £72.00
    In a 12L pot
    Very large size (4m-7m after 10 years)
You can now pre-order for next season.

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.


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