Ginkgo or Maidenhair Tree
Ginkgo - maidenhair tree - are also known as the living fossil tree as they are dating back to 270 million years ago. Ginkgo are an unusual conifer as they don't have the usual needle like foliage, instead the leaves are lovely apple green colour, fan shaped with splits in, that in autumn changes to yellow. The female trees have yellow fruits that contain a large single seed - however the scent is very unpleasant.
Where to Site Your Ginkgo
An architectural specimen that should be appreciated as a standalone feature.
How to Grow and Look after your Ginkgo
Grow in all soils, heavy clay, loam or light soil but the best is sandy soils. They do need full sun. They don’t thrive quite as well in shade. Keep the soil moist for the first 3/5 years and after that the tree is drought tolerant.
They are deep rooted, resistant to wind and snow.
These are tolerant of pollution making them a good option for Urban areas -as they do grow to a very large specimen chose your location wisely.