Ginkgo biloba 'Saratoga' is another excellent American selection from the famous Saratoga Research Institute. This is a remarkably shrubby plant and the foliage distinctive, half open, is narrow and resembles small, half open fans. It grows densely and is overall an enchanting lacy outline in the landscape. Makes a superb tall specimen for a pot.
- Position: Full sun/part shade
- Soil: Any fertile, well drained
- Eventual Size: 3-4 metres
- Habit: Bushy, compact shrub
- Foliage: Bright green, butter yellow in autumn
- Common Names: Ginkgo biloba 'Saratoga'
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.
QUESTION & ANSWER
No Questions Yet
Big Plant Customer on 21 Jul 2017
Lovely shape, very interesting leaf. fast delivery. Care guide is helpful. Thanks