This tree species is now unique, no longer having any living relatives; as such it has features that are distinctive and unusual. The leaves are curiously fan shaped, with two leaf blades, appearing in spring a bright green colour.
The Common name for this tree, Maidenhair Tree, is derived from the leaf shape, which resemble some of the pinnae of the Maidenhair Fern. In autumn time, these wonderfully shaped leaves turn a clear and bright yellow. Ginkgo biloba forms a large specimen with a conical shape at maturity and will remain relatively upright if the central leader is retained.
It has a deep root system and as it survived the radiation and devastation following the comet strike which fell to end the reign of the dinosaurs, it is more than tough enough to cope with 21st Century urban life. Air pollution and reflected heat and light are no match for this tough contender. It is recorded to have been reintroduced in to the UK from prehistoric times in 1754.
There is just one cautionary note to herald when considering planting this tree; after 35 years female plants produce fruits which bear a distinctive smell. It is impossible to determine the gender until this point and at Barcham we have recently been concentrating on boosting the numbers of male clones to solve this fruiting dilemma.
Ginkgo biloba is a fantastic choice for parks and avenues where it will have the space and time to develop into a historic specimen that will stand the test of time. The notable bright yellow autumn colour is distinctive and works well planted in contrast with other species that will give red autumn colour.
Mature height: 20m+
Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.
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Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750
Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.
Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.
For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.
For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.