Ginkgo biloba 'Umbrella'
Aptly named this unique ginkgo grows in a multi-branched ‘Dome’ shape, looks great in a pot.
great specimen in a small garden
- Position: Semi - 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: Grows 2 to 3 metres after 10 years
- Habit: Deciduous,mid green leaves, turning yellow before falling
- Common Names: Maindenhair Tree 'Umbrella'
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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