Ginkgo biloba Mariken Standard
Ginkgo biloba Mariken Standard
Ginkgo biloba Mariken Standard
Ginkgo biloba Mariken Standard
Ginkgo biloba Mariken Standard
Ginkgo biloba Mariken Standard
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Ginkgo biloba 'Mariken' Standard

A small and perfectly formed standard plant that will bring stunning colour to your autumn garden
  • A living fossil with some preserved specimens dating back 270 million years!
  • One of the most attractive and useful trees that you can plant in your garden
  • Ginkgo 'Mariken' is easy to grow and can even be grown in a pot on your patio or balcony
  • A favourite of town planners for fighting urban pollution with the potential to improve air quality
  • Supplied as an established standard plant in a 3L pot, ready for planting out or potting on

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The only surviving member of an ancient species of tree, Ginkgo biloba is often referred to as a living fossil with some preserved specimens dating back 270 million years!

Thought to have been extinct, it was rediscovered in China in the late 17th Century and soon distributed around the world in both urban and rural gardens and streets.

Also known as the Maidenhair Tree, for gardeners, Ginkgo is possibly one of the most attractive and useful trees that you can plant in your garden with its attractive roughly conical shape and fan-shaped leaves which turn yellow in autumn.

The distinctive, deciduous leaves of Ginkgo biloba give a hint at its ancient heritage being very basic in structure. The curious frilled lobes resemble a duck's foot and take on buttery tones in the autumn before fallen suddenly - often within a few days.

A tree that enjoys full sunshine and most soil types, Ginkgo is easy to grow and can even be grown in a pot on your patio or balcony. They adapt well to a restricted root system and are extremely resistant to pruning, so our growers have been able to create this beautiful standard plant with its ball of foliage - testament to their resilience. Ginkgo 'Mariken' is more of a recent introduction to the family and is one of the best Ginkgoes for a large container having a very slow rate of growth.

Gingkoes are dioecious in that there are both male and female plants. As well as its stunning autumn colour, older female Ginkgo trees may produce large, sunshine-coloured fruits in warm summers. These have a distinctive aroma and, along with the leaves, are often used in traditional Chinese medicine - indeed if you search the internet, you'll see endless reference to supplements and anecdotal health benefits ranging from memory cures to a longer life.

While the health claims may remain unproven, something that we do know is that Ginkgo absorbs pollutants, with a number of studies proving that they are great at absorbing Carbon and other nasties from the air, making them a favourite of town planners for fighting urban pollution with the potential to improve local air quality.

Supplied as an established standard plant in a 3L pot, approx. 80cm tall, ready for planting out or potting on.

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Item 510939 supplied as:
Supplied as an established standard approx 90cm tall including 3L pot, ready for planting out or potting on.  H150cm x 250cm if unpruned after 10 years.

Plant Care Information

Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

Pot-grown trees can be planted at any time of the year as long as the soil is not waterlogged or frozen. If in doubt, err towards spring but remember to keep pots well-watered so that the soil does not dry out.

Care Information

Planting Advice for your Ginkgo biloba 'Mariken':

  • Grow in a sunny site in well-drained soil.
  • Dig a planting hole 3 x wider than the roots of the shrub you're planting. We've found that a square hole is better than a round one as the new roots, once they reach the edges tend to grow in a circle round the circumference of the hole whereas when they reach the corners of a square hole, they find it easier to grow through.
  • Before planting soak container-grown shrubs thoroughly and allow to drain.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots and add Mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help plants establish quicker.
  • Place your shrub in the hole at the same level at the pot and refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling)
    Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball and water well.
  • Mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.
  • If you're planting into pots, place some old rocks, stones or gravel in the bottom of the pot for drainage and ballast. Use the best compost you can buy and some sand or grit for drainage.

 

Aftercare advice for Gingko biloba:

  • As a small tree it will be happy with restricted growth, and you will need to change the potting mix regularly - every other year. Just put it back into the same container, replacing the soil as you do so.
  • Keep plants well-watered while they establish, especially if planted up in a pot.
  • Fully hardy protect from cold winds as it is these that tend to cause the most damage to young plants.

 

Pruning Advice:

  • No pruning is necessary; however, you may clip lightly to keep a desired shape.

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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
150 cm
150 cm
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