Ginkgo biloba 'Pyramidalis' as the name suggests this ginkgo grows in a fairly tight pryramidal fashion making it suitable as a specimen tree for small to medium sized gardens. Generally one of the faster growing forms requiring little or no pruning. As with all ginkgo's will have an amazing yellow autumn display, the leaves tend to drop all together, just after the first hard frost to leave a beautiful yellow carpet below (easy to tidy as well).
Ginkgo biloba 'Pyramidalis' makes a great feature in any garden.
As I have discovered to my cost when planting out always take adequate protection against rabbits which for some reason enjoy the bark on young trees.
- Position: Full sun/part shade
- Soil: Any fertile/well drained
- Eventual Size: 2 metres in ten years
- Habit: Columnar, narrow, upright
- Foliage: Classic ginkgo shaped leaves, abundant
- Common Names: Maidenhair Tree 'Pyramidalis''
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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