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Ginkgo (Ginkgo Biloba) Bonsai Tree

Ginkgo also spelled gingko and known as the Maidenhair Tree, is a unique species of tree with no close living relatives. The tree has an angular crown and long, somewhat erratic branches, and is usually deep rooted and resistant to wind and snow damage. Young trees are often tall and slender, and sparsely branched; the crown becomes broader as the tree ages.

Ginkgo Bonsai is a deciduous tree. Ginkgo Bonsai are suited to most upright styles. Thinner younger trees are often used in group plantings.

Ginkgo Bonsai can be positioned in full sun or partial shade. Protect Ginkgo Bonsai from extreme cold temperatures, especially the roots.

Keep the Bonsai soil moist at all times. If available, use rainwater to water your Bonsai.

Repot Ginkgo Bonsai trees in the early spring before the new leaves show. Use a general bonsai compost.

Heavy pruning can be done in the late autumn or early spring. Pinch growing tips in the early spring to suppress growth. General light pruning can be done at any time. Ginkgo Bonsai responds well to wiring although quality results can be achieved by natural pruning.

Feed your Ginkgo Bonsai every two weeks with a general plant fertiliser during the growing season.

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