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Ginkgo biloba 'Saratoga' (m)
  • RHS AGM

maidenhair tree 'Saratoga'

A conical, deciduous tree to 12m with long, narrow fan shaped leaves with lacy edges, turning pendulous and golden yellow in autumn. This is a male cultivar so does not produce fruit, which can smell unpleasant

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Size
Ultimate height
8–12 metres
Time to ultimate height
20–50 years
Ultimate spread
Wider than 8 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
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

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
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 well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerant of atmospheric pollution. Makes a good specimen tree

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Architectural
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

May be susceptible to honey fungus (rarely)

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