It will ultimately grow into a large tree, so it’s not a good choice for small-to-medium sized gardens. If space is limited, look for the upright form, Ginkgo biloba ‘Fastigiata’ or check out our recommended trees for small gardens.
Discover how to plant a ginkgo tree, below.
You Will Need
- Maidenhair tree, Ginkgo biloba
- Organic matter (e.g. well-rotted manure)
- Tree stake and tie
As it’s a long-lived tree, prepare the soil well, working in plenty of organic matter such as well-rotted manure, and blood, fish and bone (a relatively slow-acting feed).
Use a tree tie to keep it securely staked for the first five years.
Leave a circle of bare soil at least 60cm wide around the base to reduce competition from weeds or groundcover plants.