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Ginkgo biloba


Common Name(s):

  • Maidenhair Tree
  • Japanese Silver Apricot
  • Fossil tree
  • Ginkgo tree
  • Kew tree
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Ginkgo biloba is an ancient conical/pyramidal tree. It is very tough and withstood the radiation after Hiroshima and whatever wiped out the dinosaurs. Limey-green simple leaves turn buttery yellow in autumn.

Full Tree Specifications

Mature Size: large

Time to maturity: more than 50 years

Habit / Shape: branched conical / pyramidal

Weather exposure: happy anywhere

Foliage colour:

  • green
  • yellow

Season of Interest:

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn

Soil Moisture: well-drained soil

Soil acidity/alkalinity:

  • neutral
  • alkaline

Bark colour: grey-brown bark

Soil Type:

  • chalk
  • clay
  • I don't have a clue
  • loam
  • sand

Sunlight: full sun


  • exposed
  • full sun
  • sheltered

Tree features:

  • attractive foliage
  • autumn leaf colour

Possible pests, diseases, problems: generally pest and disease free


  • Christening
  • engagement
  • Retirement
  • valentines
  • wedding

Common Name(s):

  • Fossil tree
  • Maidenhair Tree
  • Japanese Silver Apricot
  • Ginkgo tree
  • Kew tree

  • Regular watering is essential from Spring until Autumn
  • Check monthly that tree has not rocked
  • Loosen and re tie tree ties annually
  • Keep weed free, and mulch annually