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Ginkgo biloba Tree

Maidenhair Trees
  • From £69.99 (ex VAT)
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This living fossil dates back 270 million years and is surprisingly a conifer tree! The unusual fan shaped foliage of Ginkgo biloba is light-green, turning bright, clear yellow in the autumn. The leaves are often split in the centre into two lobes, hence the name "biloba" and as they are reminiscent of maidenhair ferns, it has gained the popular name of "maidenhair tree".

Ginkgo biloba is a hardy conical tree that slowly broadens and spreads with age. Ginkgo will grow in exposed inland conditions and is ideal for urban environments as it will tolerate pollution and limited soil space. Avoiding shade, it will grow to 10 x 4 metres in 20 years. If the space is available, this tree makes a real talking point.

Interesting Fact: Ginkgo biloba is the national tree of China

AKA Maidenhair tree, Fossil tree, Gingko

  • Common name: Maidenhair tree
  • Latin name: Ginkgo biloba
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 10 x 4 metres
  • Environmental benefits: Good carbon storage
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn
  • Foliage: Fan-shaped green leaves that turn yellow in the autumn
  • Soil: Tolerant of most soil types but prefers a well-drained site

Planting Advice for Ginkgo biloba Trees

Our pot grown Maidenhair trees can be planted at any time of the year, unlike bare root trees. Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole. Dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow (sprinkle in the hole for pot grown trees).

Gently loosen the tree roots and place into the planting hole. If your soil is poor, mix 50% of the original soil with 50% high quality compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree. We recommend planting this tree with a stake and tie and, if your area is prone to rabbits, a spiral tree guard. For further information, visit our advice section.

Aftercare Advice for Ginkgo biloba Trees

If you’re planting in spring, summer or dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. Make sure to keep an eye on young Maidenhair trees and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you're planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little.

Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons.

Pruning Advice for Ginkgo biloba Trees

Maidenhair trees do not require a lot of pruning. Simply remove any dead, diseased or awkwardly placed branches from your Ginkgo Biloba tree as and when you see them.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most under 1.5 metres in height) : £9.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £11.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £14.95 + vat

1-4 trees delivered by pallet to kerbside (inc. mature Japanese Maples): 24.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode not quantity. Starts from £48 + vat.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process. Please note, we are unable to deliver outside of Mainland UK.

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within 3 weeks of placing the order, unless stated otherwise. There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.

For pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height), we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers about the delivery date.

Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is on the product/basket page. Orders are despatched once all trees are ready.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root typePrice Quantity Qty
Ginkgo biloba Form: Single Stem Tree Supplied Size: 120-150cm Root type: 10L pot Ginkgo biloba Price £69.99 (ex VAT)
Single Stem Tree 120-150cm 10L pot £69.99 (ex VAT)
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Ready by: 31st Aug 2021
Ready by: 31st Aug 2021
Ginkgo biloba Form: Standard Tree, 8-10cm girth Supplied Size: approx 2.5-3.0m Root type: 28L pot Ginkgo biloba Price £179.99 (ex VAT)
Standard Tree, 8-10cm girth approx 2.5-3.0m 28L pot £179.99 (ex VAT)
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Ginkgo biloba Form: Premium Standard Tree, 10-12cm girth Supplied Size: approx 3.0-3.5m Root type: 45L pot Ginkgo biloba Price £229.99 (ex VAT)
Premium Standard Tree, 10-12cm girth approx 3.0-3.5m 45L pot £229.99 (ex VAT)
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Ginkgo biloba Form: Heavy Standard Tree, 12-14cm girth Supplied Size: approx 3.5-4.5m Root type: 45L pot Ginkgo biloba Price £254.99 (ex VAT)
Heavy Standard Tree, 12-14cm girth approx 3.5-4.5m 45L pot £254.99 (ex VAT)
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Ginkgo biloba Form: Extra Heavy Standard Tree, 14-16cm girth Supplied Size: approx 4.5-6.0m Root type: 45L pot Ginkgo biloba Price £279.99 (ex VAT)
Extra Heavy Standard Tree, 14-16cm girth approx 4.5-6.0m 45L pot £279.99 (ex VAT)
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Total: £0.00 (VAT Free)
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