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The Ginkgo or Maidenhair tree makes a remarkable feature in any garden and is renowned for its spectacular yellow autumn colour. Ginkgos are often seen as large trees in parks and gardens. However there are many varieties of Ginkgo biloba grown by us that are suitable for smaller gardens or courtyards. Ginkgos are very well suited to container growing where they will live happily for many years with minimal attention and occasional feeding. We have several twenty year old specimens thriving in pots.
Ginkgos are remarkably easy to care for and will grow in most conditions from sun through to shade The Ginkgo tree is completely hardy and often makes an excellent alternative to the Japanese maple. There are particularly dwarf varieties such as Ginkgo biloba 'Troll' which has a very small habit right up to larger columnar growing trees such as Gingko biloba 'Tremonia'. There is a size and shape of Ginkgo for every garden - have a look below for further information.
To read more about growing and maintaining a Ginkgo tree, click here: Big Plant Nursery Guide to growing Ginkgo trees
Ginkgo biloba is a deciduous tree to 25m, conical when young, becoming more irregular with age. Fan-shaped and often bilobed leaves turn clear yellow in autumn As with all ginkgos, grows in most good fertile soil, not waterlogged, tolerant of polutan...
Ginkgo biloba 'Anny's Dwarf'
Anny's Dwarf Ginkgo biloba 'Anny's Dwarf' is a dwarf variety with a compact branching habit. Deep lobed green fan-shaped leaves turn to bronze yellow in Autumn. Eventually reaching up to 1.5m - 2m high and 1.5m wide. Matures to a small to medium dens...
Ginkgo biloba 'Barabits Nana'
Ginkgo biloba 'Barabits Nana' is a rare dwarf cultivar, selected by Dr. Elemer Barabits in Hungary and is peculiar by being a very compact shrub-like plant, but with slightly larger leaves than the species, creating a very ornamental effect. Perfect ...
Ginkgo biloba 'Beijing Gold'
Ginkgo biloba 'Beijing Gold' is another rare dwarf ginkgo with pale golden spring leaves changing as they age to almost white variegation. They are smaller than the type and in sunlight are liable to wither along the leading edge adding to the unusua...
Ginkgo biloba 'Denise'
Ginkgo biloba 'Denise' Exceptionally upright, slender, narrow columnar form with buttery yellow autumn colour. Eventually reaching up to 5 metres and 0.5m wide. Can be planted as a specimen or against a wall, a rare but wonderful choice. Ginkgo bilob...
Ginkgo biloba 'Horizontalis'
Ginkgo biloba 'Horizontalis' - as the name of this plants suggests, the habit of this Ginkgo is remarkably flat growing, and although it may be trained upright initially, in time this plant will resemble a huge umbrella. It is marvellous in pots wher...
Ginkgo biloba 'Landliebe'
Ginkgo biloba 'Landliebe' Ginkgo biloba 'Landliebe' is and upright, compact and dense branching form. Golden yellow autumn colour. Eventually reaching up to 8m high and 2m wide. slow growing. Matures to a medium to large tree. Can be planted as a spe...
Ginkgo biloba 'Mariken'
Ginkgo biloba 'Mariken' is a very recent introduction, discovered in The Netherlands in the mid 1990's, and named after a famous historical statue close by. The growth is very slow and incredibly compact eventually forming a spherical mass of leaves....
Ginkgo biloba 'Samurai'
Ginkgo biloba 'Samurai' Ginkgo biloba 'Samurai' is a male selection of Ginkgo of outstanding pyramidal form, wide fan-shaped green leaves with golden yellow autumn color. Eventually reaching up to 4m high and 2m wide. Matures to a medium to large tre...
Ginkgo biloba 'Troll'
Ginkgo biloba 'Troll' is a lovely male form of the Ginkgo biloba with compact, bushy growth. Ideal as a container plant on the patio where after several years it will form a stunning leafy specimen tree that is not too large. Ideal if you would like...
Ginkgo biloba 'Chi Chi'
Ginkgo biloba 'Chi Chi' is a male Ginkgo, which forms a choice, fan shaped, multi-stemmed shrub making it a fabulous container plant or small garden specimen for the connoisseur. The name 'Chi Chi' roughly translates to 'breast' the name given to pro...
Ginkgo biloba 'Princeton Sentry'
Ginkgo biloba 'Princeton Sentry' This is an upright, dense, fastigate male variety which can eventually reach 10m high. It will make a great specimen tree for the garden and because of its regular narrow habit, they also look good planted along sid...
Ginkgo biloba 'Saratoga'
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 a...
Ginkgo biloba 'Tubifolia'
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 ...