Ginkgo biloba 'Troll'
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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Ultimate height0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height5–10 years
Ultimate spread0.5–1 metres
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
South–facing or West–facing or East–facing
- Native to the UK
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
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How to grow
Grow in fertile well-drained soil in full sun with shelter from cold, drying winds. Makes a good container plant.
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 group 1 if needed but no pruning required
Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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