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Ginkgo biloba 'Troll'
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maidenhair tree 'Troll'

A very slow-growing, dwarf, compact, bushy tree with dark green, fan-shaped, ruffled leaves turning butter yellow in autumn

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Green
Autumn Yellow
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Ginkgoaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Ginkgo are large deciduous trees, developing an irregular, spreading crown with age, fan-shaped, 2-lobed leaves, and on female trees, unpleasantly scented yellow fruits each containing a single large seed

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in fertile well-drained soil in full sun with shelter from cold, drying winds. Makes a good container plant.

Propagation

Propagate by smi-ripe cuttings in summer or propagate by grafting in winter

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Patio and container plants
  • Cottage and informal garden
Pruning

Pruning group 1 if needed but no pruning required

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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