Ginkgo biloba 'Tubifolia' is a fascinating shrubby tree, with thin, twiggy growth. This forms two distinct types of foliage: on mature wood the leaf is fused to resemble a small green trumpet while the younger wood produces a classic Ginkgo leaf but with a more jagged outline. As the tree matures, the majority of the foliage will be trumpet shaped. Very unusual and highly sought after.
- Position: Full sun to full shade out of cold, drying winds - especially coastal winds
- Soil: All soils, but avoid waterlogged areas very dry soils will need extra watering
- Eventual Size: Up to 2 metres
- Habit: Deciduous, open and shrubby dark green leaves turning yellow before falling
- Foliage: Deciduous, open and shrubby dark green leaves turning yellow before falling
- Common Names: Maindenhair Tree 'Tubifolia'
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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