Ginkgo biloba 'Troll' is a lovely male form of the Ginkgo biloba with compact, bushy growth. Ideal as a container plant on the patio where after several years it will form a stunning leafy specimen tree that is not too large. Ideal if you would like a Ginkgo but do not have very much space - and much better behaved than a real life Troll as well!
Our most popular ginkgo, everyone's got room for a Troll!
Hand grafted by us
Ginkgo biloba 'Mariken' is a similar alternative
- Position: Full sun/part shade
- Soil: All soils except waterlogged
- Eventual Size: 1m x 1m
- Habit: Rounded and compact
- Foliage: Dark green, rounded, very tight
- Common Names: Maindenhair Tree 'Troll'
Ginko biloba care info:
All forms of Ginkgo biloba are extremely hardy and tolerant of a wide range of conditions. If planting in the ground we recommend using good planting compost with root grow and keeping the soil moist but not waterlogged for the first 6 months. Thereafter an annual top dressing with a good fertilizer is beneficial but not essential. Pruning is not necessary except when shaping is required and this should take place in the dormant period.
If planting in a container, use ericaceous compost mixed with 10% John Innes no. 3 added and feed through the growing period with a good general fertiliser - we use organic seaweed extract. If possible, try to avoid the pot freezing for prolonged periods in the winter months. Re-pot every 2-3 years into the next sized container.
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Big Plant Customer on 21 Jul 2017
Thank you so much for my Troll ginkgo, such a cute little tree now sitting pride of place on my patio. Absolutely love it!