Once a month we will highlight a plant that is both suitable and stylish for the traditional Auckland garden. This month our plant is :
Ginkgo Biloba : Dwarf Maidenhair
I have always thought the Ginkgo was a wonderfully decorative tree. Gorgeous soft foliage that transforms from vibrant lime green in the warmer months to a golden yellow in autumn. But like many deciduous specimens, it is essential you think about positioning them in the right location and with plenty of space.
A new miniature version has graced our gardens here in New Zealand, and while originating here, has become popular the world over. With all the magnificence of its parent but with a smaller and more manageable stature, the Ginkgo Biloba can now find a home in gardens around Auckland.