Ginkgo biloba 'Tschi Tschi'

Ginkgo biloba 'Tschi Tschi'

Maidenhair Tree

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This rare and unusual dwarf male Maidenhair Tree originated in China, long ago, when someone noticed curious protrusions growing all over the tree's trunk. 'Tschi Tschi' literally means "breast", referring directly to these burl-like growths, which add an extra layer of gnarled interest through the winter months. It may also found listed as "Chi Chi"



Hardiness Zone:  Zone 4 to Zone 8
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Height: 2.5 m to 5.0 m
Spread: 1.2 m to 2.5 m
Soil Requirements: Average moist, well drained soils, adaptable  to pH
Bloom Time Mid spring (not grown for flowers)
Planting Time:
Use: Specimen tree, rock gardens, mixed beds, bonsai
Flower Colour & Shape: Inconspicuous small green catkin-like male pollen cones
Foliage: Two-lobed, leathery fan shaped green leaves,that are smaller than the species. These resemble Maidenhair Fern leaflets, and turn golden yellow in autumn
Benefits: Sculpturally gnarled trunk and main branches, small size, dense growth, excellent fall colour, pest and disease free, deer resistant, tolerant of clay soils and salt 

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