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Ginkgo biloba 'Umbrella'

Maindenhair Tree

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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'
Eventual Size of Ginkgo biloba 'Umbrella' Eventual Size of Ginkgo biloba 'Umbrella'
Eventual size after 10 years
Plant Care

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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