Bonsai Ginkgo Biloba
The Ginkgo is a very unique tree, which makes it great for bonsai. Its fan shaped leaves consisting of two lobes turn bright golden yellow in autumn before falling. It has been referred to as the tree of forty gold crowns. Ginkgo is also known as the maidenhair tree because the leaves resemble that of the maidenhair fern.
Ginkgo biloba can adapt to many different kinds of conditions, which makes it one of the hardier outdoor bonsai tree species.
Comes grown and trained in a glazed ceramic Bonsai planter. Supplied pot can vary in colour.
Details Bonsai Ginkgo Biloba
- Very easy to grow
- Decorative Foliage
- Free Handwritten Giftcard
- Ceramic Pot Included
- Makes a nice Gift
- Full grown: 20 Years
- Full grown height: 25 – 50 cm
- Plant location: Sun and semi shade
- Hardiness: -10 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Well drained
How to take care of Ginkgo Biloba
Your Ginkgo Biloba requires a bright place but avoid direct sunlight to prevent withering. For a successful indoor bonsai you need to provide good sunlight and fresh air movement, additional humidity will also help.
If this cannot be provided then grow your bonsai as an outdoor specimen in a sheltered location. Daily watering of the roots and sprinkling of the leaves is necessary. When the top of the soil looks dry, immerse the pot in water (just over the rim of the pot) until air bubbles cease, your Ginkgo Biloba must remain damp at all times.
Take the pot out of the water and drain. Do this once a week. Feed once every 2 weeks from spring to late summer with a Fertilizer . Trim Ginkgo Biloba regularly with a sharp pair of scissors, as new shoots emerge shape some of them with wire remove others this will encourage growth of dense twigs neat foliage.
Pruning roots repotting is best done every two years in early spring when the roots will heal quickly, use compost that is free draining but moisture retentive, do not feed for a few weeks afterwards. ATTENTION: in autumn the tree tends to loose part of its leaves, do not worry; the tree is not dead, new foliage will appear.
Do not leave Ginkgo Biloba outside during frosty periods. Place in a conservatory or unheated room.