Let's see some Ginkos

Discussion in 'Fruiting' started by Microscopic, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. Microscopic

    Microscopic Shohin

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    I don't see many Ginko showing around here. Went to a bonsai enthusiast that happens to have a small home business selling Bonsai and stuff and saw this nice Ginko tree. Think he said about 40 or 50 yrs old. hollow trunk too!

    Ask how much and he did not want to let it go, so 2k was the price lol.

    Anyone here have some nice Ginko? Beides Trident, Elm and Oak; I would like to have a Ginko one day. Such nice leaves...
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  3. Brian Van Fleet

    Brian Van Fleet Imperial Masterpiece

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    I'll play. I started this from seed in 1997. Thread is here.
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  4. Microscopic

    Microscopic Shohin

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    Ah yes, I remember that thread. Very nice progression.

    You mentioned 4 lived. What happened to the other 3?
     
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  5. whfarro

    whfarro Chumono

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    One of mine. 20160427_130807.jpg 20160521_133425.jpg 20151020_113624_002.jpg
     
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  6. Microscopic

    Microscopic Shohin

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    Nice fall color! I really gotta save up for one.
     
  7. whfarro

    whfarro Chumono

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    Check with New England Bonsai, they had a few ranging from pre-bonsai to a few that were further along the last time I was up that way. If the don't have any on their website, contact them directly.

    https://nebonsai.com/
     
  8. Brian Van Fleet

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    Here are 3, can't remember where the 4th is. I just kept the one. Amazing to see how variable the seedlings are.
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    The parent tree:
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  9. Microscopic

    Microscopic Shohin

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    Thanks for the heads up whfarro. I do check on them periodically.

    Maybe not now, but one day.... I will have a ginko of my own.

    Speaking of, how forgiving are they to a newbie? Are they built like elms?
     
  10. amkhalid

    amkhalid Chumono

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    I've been developing this "chi-chi" ginkgo since 2009. Matt Ouwinga is confident that it probably started as an air layer in Japan. Apparently a common way of producing ginkgo stock.

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    One of the earlier pics I have of it...
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  11. amkhalid

    amkhalid Chumono

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    Amazing result from seed. Great job!
     
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  12. petegreg

    petegreg Omono

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    What a beauty.
     
  13. aml1014

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    Here's the first one I ever got about 3yrs ago. 20160801_082527.jpg
    Here's one I dug up this spring. 20160801_082503.jpg
    And here's one my teacher gave me this year, in training since '87. 20160801_082403.jpg
    My favorite part of the tree, nice plated bark. 20160801_082427.jpg
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  14. LanceMac10

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    WOW. WOW. WOW........Really nice!!
     
  15. DougB

    DougB Chumono

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    Here is a forest pic from 2014 and it has grown some since then. Just occasional trim, minor wire, fert and water.

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    By the way another place to obtain ginkgos is at a NC place for maples and ginkgo called Mr. Ginkgo. Their trees are very good stock and they have dozens of variety. One caution is that they are grafted, but the 2 I have the grafts are almost unnoticeable.
     
  16. Microscopic

    Microscopic Shohin

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    Wow amkhalid! How big is that one?
     
  17. defra

    defra Shohin

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    i Just ordered one today for my bday
    its a young one tough but i Just turned 28 today so i got time lol

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  18. Forgive all the crap in the background, bad photos, messy yard.

    One is in a 12 inch pond basket, trunk is about 3 inches in diameter. This was a volunteer growing in the back yard of someone who had a female ginkgo, It was about 15 feet tall and was cut and dug late winter 3 years previous. I counted rings, it is over 30 years old. It will still take a long time to make this a natural looking bonsai. Got some serious carving ahead of me. I'm thinking toward a ''flame style''. ONly 4 buds popped on the old trunk, but got buds on 3 sides, so that can be made to work. It needs to go into a larger grow out pot. Want the roots to spread, so I can get more vigorous branch growth.

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    Second is a cutting grown plant of 'Chi Chi Icho' the clone famous for forming those strange protuberances when over 30 or so years old. It is a young plant in a 15 x 15 x 5 inch Anderson flat. Trunk is only about one inch in diameter, and tree is nearly 3 feet tall. It has some serious growing to do before a bonsai pot. Maybe 5 more years in the Anderson flat.

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  19. ColinFraser

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    Here's a thread full of them from a while back:
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    Here is my contribution. I let it grow and get healthy this year so it has a lot of extension. On the blog you can see the foliage be tighter in years past. It's in a Sara Rayner pot that I love. It has also done a lot better for me in a deeper pot, not sure what others have experienced.

    https://tgtbonsai.blogspot.com/2013/02/gingko.html
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  21. Tentakelaertje

    Tentakelaertje Shohin

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    Nog gefeliciteerd man!
     
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