|Ginkgo Biloba bonsai|
Ginkgo Biloba Bonsai
We spied some seeds at the asian market and got them. Because the Ginkgo needs freezing and warming temperatures, we just threw them in an outdoor pot to see what happens in spring, 2017.
I've always admired the shape of the leaves and think this is a good tree to grow from seed to a nice bonsai.
2017-03-28 - Lovely Leaf Growth
|Ginkgo Biloba Seedlings|
The seedlings have leafed out. The leaves are this super placid green color... very relaxing to behold.
They are all doing well and have been moved outside for the nice weather.
2017-03-05 - Macro Bud ShotThe Ginkgos continue to do well and continue with their growth. The leaves are getting darker green and the stems are getting darker brown. It is quite novel to have a bunch of these little trees around.
2017-03-01 - Buds Are Greening!
|Ginkgo Biloba Breaking Dormancy|
Not even a hint of gender yet. Oh well...
The seller (Etsy Livingston Citrus) advised that it will be 5 to 10 years to identify gender of these Ginkos. Livingston Citrus has many varities of Ginkgo trees... just in case you're wondering...
|Ginkgo Biloba Dormant|
2017, 02-26 - Potting Up
The little sticks started showing some new root growth, so they went into the pots this morning after a good dusting of Mykos around the roots.
We're putting Mykos on the roots of all our plants during potting and re-potting.
2017, 02-21 - Seedlings Arrived!
|Gingko Biloba, Dormant Seedlings|
The seedlings have pretty good root systems. Instructions are not to put them in large pots, so these will probably start in the little 4" grow pots. Something to do in the morning.
Interested in seeing how old the trees are before being able to identify male and female buds. Amazing that these little twigs are 1 year plants already.
|Ginkgo Biloba Female Tree|
As usual, no luck sprouting seeds, so we ended up buying a small
|Ginkgo Biloba Male Tree|
|Ginkgo Biloba seeds|
There is a lot of detail about stratification and scarification of the Ginkgo seeds. The trees can end up being male or female. I'm hoping for male trees, as the fruits and seeds are not recommended as a dietary food and can be caustic to handle.