Common name Maidenhair Tree ‘King of Dongting’ Family Ginkgoaceae Genus The genus Ginkgo has a single species represented by a tall deciduous, broad leaved tree that has survived from prehistoric times. Ginkgo is uniquely different from other conifers in many ways, it occupies its own family, Ginkgoacea and its own order, the Ginkgoales.
This ancient tree flourished with the dinosaurs about 180-200 million years ago. For a long time Ginkgo was considered to be extinct but has since been found growing in the wild in China. Their fan shaped leaves changefrom green to a golden yellow in the autumn. Details Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery. ‘King of Dongting’ is a cultivar with exceptionally large leaves and fruits. Their mid-green leaves turning golden-yellow in autumn. Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam. Aspect: Full sun. Foliage Type: Deciduous. Foliage Colour: Leaves turn a golden yellow in the autumn. Pot Size: 3 litre. Ultimate Height: 4.5m. Ultimate Spread: 2.5m. Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years. Special Attributes: The tree is long lived and may reach 2000-3000 years.