Maidenhair tree or Ginkgo Bilobo
The Maidenhair tree or Ginkgo tree (Gingko Bilobo) originates from China, not because there is a label on it that says made in China but because scientists tell us so. Quite fascinating in that although it is a conifer it manages to disguise this fact, simply in that there are no cones. It carries small, plum shaped fruits (female tree) or catkins (male tree) and has received the RHS Award Of Garden Merit which basically means a shed full of treexperts (tree experts) compared this tree to many other trees similar to it, someone called for a vote and this one received the loudest round of welly boot stomps.
Its leaves are a medium green colour and fan-shaped which turn into a very bright yellow in the Autumn. You could receive either a male or female tree however most likely to be male. The female tree fruits haves an unpleasant smell when crushed. We assume this means physically and not emotionally because that would mean one hell of a stink every time a Maidenhair tree finished a relationship.
The Maidenhair tree or Ginkgo Bilobo tree is a good choice for urban planting as they tolerate pollution and confined soil spaces with good resistance to disease, pests and Nuclear bombs (see below)
The tree shape follows the reverse of us humans in that during its youth, it has a belly and as it matures, becomes columnar with age and could develop an irregular shape (much the same as everyone in our management team)
A medium sized tree, so expect a height of up to 6 metres (13 foot) after 10 years. Maidenhair tree or Ginkgo Bilobo trees could go on to grow taller than this however that is dependant on local environment and heights of 25m are not unheard of.
This tree is supplied at a height of between 0.9 and 2.50 metres in a 5-12L container, which means that this tree has an already established root system and therefore this tree can be planted any time of the year and with better results than either bare-root or rootballed trees.
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Maidenhair tree or Ginkgo Bilobo Options
5 Litre : Usually comes as 90-150cm tree that is 2-3 years old
12 Litre : Usually comes as a 120-180cm tree that is 3-4 years old
15-20 Litre : Usually comes as a 180-250cm tree that is 4+ years old.
Planting your Maidenhair tree or Ginkgo tree (Gingko Bilobo)
For best results plant in well draining soils out of cold winds even though it will survive in temperatures down to -20 degrees centigrade. With deep roots the Ginkgo Biloba is resistant to high winds and tolerant of nearly all soils, you can plant this almost anywhere so long as it is well draining. Poor drainage and/or over watering can lead to poor leaf quality.
On rare occasions transplant shock may be an issue. This shows as poor leaf quality and if the new foliage coming through is ok, then it is nothing to worry about.
Allegedly Interesting Facts About The Gingko Biloba Tree
It has been on this planet for over 270 million years or the time it feels like has passed before the in-laws bugger off after Christmas dinner.
It has been claimed by a member of Trees Online that buying the Maidenhair tree or Ginkgo tree from our company is an excellent experience that will improve your whole sphere of inter-personal relationships (gives you something to talk about when a silence descends on family gatherings).
The male Gingko Bilobo will have catkins in Spring but female trees will bear fruit. To see which sex tree you have before Spring, observe its TV viewing habits. Anything involving repairing relationships or soft furnishings is homosexual or female, Anything about engines or survival, then it is massively in the closet and in denial or male.
Maidenhair trees are very long lived with some living several thousand years.
Extracts of Ginkgo Biloba leaf are said to help with many ailments including cognitive function, high blood pressure, stroke recovery, menopause related cognitive decline, tinnitus, peripheral arterial disease, macular degeneration or altitude sickness but at the time of writing (2018) this was unproven.
The disadvantage of male Ginkgo Biloba trees is that they are highly allergenic as they have an OPALS allergy scale rating of 7 out of 10. To make up for that, they are easy to propagate and to Bonsai.
Six trees growing only a kilometre or two from the Hiroshima bomb blast survived and although charred soon became healthy technically making them bomb proof. A perfect gift for a relative living in a war zone?
Reviews From Customers That Have Purchased Maidenhair tree or Ginkgo Bilobo from Trees Online
Im not a fan of buying trees online, I have received pretty awful specimens in the past but the trees you sent look excellent and I would be happy to order from you again. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, I hope you get a break and a rest over the festive season. Many thanks, Alexese 1218
Dear Alan Tree arrived today and it looks beautiful many thanks Lynne Calder 0818
Dear Alan, Thank you so much for the replacement Ginkgo tree which arrived today. It's a lovely tree and we are very grateful for your persistence in getting it. It will be a beautiful addition to our garden. Many thanks Ann 0518
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Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
UK Grown Ornamental TreesClimate Change
All our trees are banned from overseas travel so that we can state they are all UK grown. We have removed Internet access from the nursery so they cannot book any flights.
Warm and wet conditions from Climate Change have increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy. Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it.