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Bonsai Care For Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo Biloba) (Tree Type (Outdoors))



Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo Biloba)

Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo Biloba) - (Tree Type (Outdoors))

  
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Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo Biloba) Bonsai Tree Type (Outdoors) MAIDENHAIR TREE (GINKGO BILOBA) -

The oldest of all SPECIES. it is is primitive type of conifer closely related to ferns. Tall and columnar in style developing a gnarled trunk with age but no fine BRANCH STRUCTURE. They have distinctively SHAPEd, bright green LEAVES which change to pale yellow in autumn.

STYLE : Formal upright and CLUMP.

WARNING : Avoid : crushing fleshy ROOTS when REPOTTING, WIRING as BARK marks easily and large cuts as they will not grow over.




Care Info

MAIDENHAIR TREE (GINKGO BILOBA) -

REPOT : Every 1-2 years , late winter/early spring.

SOIL : Free draining soil : 30:70 GRIT:organic.

PRUNE : Remove all dead material early spring. Prune new SHOOTS too SHAPE, PRUNING to a leaf growing in teh desired direction.

PINCH : Trim new shoots to 2 or LEAVES twice during the growing season.

WATER : Water well in growing season (spray regularly)sparingly in winter.

FEED : BALANCED FEED in summer, then nitrogen free in autumn.

WARNING : Avoid : crushing fleshy ROOTS when REPOTTING, WIRING as BARK marks easily and large cuts as they will not grow over.



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