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General Category => Deciduous Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Brian Van Fleet on May 04, 2014, 02:51 PM

Title: BVF ginkgo
Post by: Brian Van Fleet on May 04, 2014, 02:51 PM
Here is a ginkgo from seed I collected on my college campus (Iowa State University) in 1996.  It's been in the ground most of that time, and just made it into a cheap Chinese bonsai pot this spring; good shape, size, and color.  23" tall.
Title: Re: BVF ginkgo
Post by: M. Frary on May 04, 2014, 03:59 PM
  I just saw a couple Ginko at a nursery yesterday. They were over 10' tall and about 3"" to 4" at the ground. My question is can they be whacked down to size like an elm or maple?
Title: Re: BVF ginkgo
Post by: Brian Van Fleet on May 04, 2014, 04:09 PM
They sure can!
Title: Re: BVF ginkgo
Post by: M. Frary on May 04, 2014, 07:38 PM
  Sweet. Thanks!
Title: Re: BVF ginkgo
Post by: bwaynef on May 05, 2014, 09:22 AM
I see lots of cut paste.  Does that do any good?

Nice tree by the way.  I bet its a show stopper in the fall which makes me wonder:  why not a brighter, bolder pot to set off the fall foliage?
Title: Re: BVF ginkgo
Post by: Brian Van Fleet on November 11, 2014, 10:46 PM
Fall color!
Title: Re: BVF ginkgo
Post by: DorianJF on November 11, 2014, 11:21 PM
Beautiful colour
Title: Re: BVF ginkgo
Post by: Jason E on June 08, 2015, 09:14 PM
Cool tree Brian, any tips? I just acquired a ginkgo.

Thanks, J