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Ginkgo biloba 'Menhir'PBR

maidenhair tree 'Menhir'

A compact, slender tree, columnar or narrowly conical when mature to 5m tall, with greyish blue-green fan-shaped ruffled leaves that turn a long-lasting rich butter-yellow in autumn

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Size
Ultimate height
4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
1–1.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Grey Silver Blue
Summer Grey Silver Blue
Autumn Yellow
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Ginkgoaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Columnar upright
Potentially harmful
Seeds harmful if eaten. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling. Seed TOXIC to pets - see the HTA guide to potentially harmful plants for further information and useful contact numbers
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 any fertile well-drained soil in full sun

Propagation

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

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Architectural
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Hedging and screens
Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

May be susceptible to honey fungus (rarely)

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