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Beautiful bright saffron-yellow fan-shaped summer leaves weep on a Ginkgo biloba Maidenhair Fossil Tree | Heartwood Seeds UK
Saffron yellow leaves of a large Ginkgo biloba Maidenhair Fossil Tree which stands by a misty lake within China during autumn
Bright lime-green spring fan-shaped leaves of the Maidenhair Fossil Tree Ginkgo biloba dance in the wind within bright sun
A large healthy white seed of Ginkgo biloba the Maidenhair Fossil Tree sits on a shiny polished cut red wooden trunk
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Ginkgo biloba (Maidenhair Fossil Tree) | 3 - 50 Seeds | £3.49 - £33.99

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Ginkgo biloba - (Maidenhair Tree / Fossil Tree) 


A large deciduous tree, native to China, reaching 20 - 35 m (65 - 115 ft) tall.

Bright lime-green, 2-lobed leaves are uniquely fan-shaped, resembling the leaves of the maidenhair fern, Adiantum capillus-veneris. Leaves turn a beautiful, bright saffron-yellow during autumn before they fall.

As a species of tree it is extremely resilient, being very resistant to disease and insects — and has even adapted to many difficult growing locations, such as cliff edges and rocky slopes. So there is very good reason for this species to have survived on the planet for over 270 million years — and there are even some specimens alive today which are over 2,500 years old!

Fully hardy to -20ºC (-4ºF). Protect very young plants and seedlings from hard frosts initially.

Please note: full germination instructions are printed on each pack


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Genus: Ginkgo


Species: biloba


English name: Maidenhair Tree / Fossil Tree


Plant type: Deciduous, large tree


Eventual height: 20 - 35 m


Season of Interest: Beautiful lime-green foliage spring to summer; intense saffron-yellow autumn colours; beautiful leafless form over winter


Hardiness: Fully hardy. Very young seedlings and plants should have their new growth protected from very hard frosts


Sun Exposure: Prefers full sun


Soil: Moist, fertile and well-drained; water well in hotter months


Propagation methods: From seed and cuttings




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