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I made this 9-tree ginkgo forest in May.
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And I made a video of the work if you're interested:

I am in love with Ginkgo Biloba as a unique species, they are so cool! I am on the lookout for some of the small-leaf cultivars (like Munchkin, Chase Manhattan, Fan Dancer). Not easy to find here in Spain.
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Also I learnt that Ginkgos are on the world wildlife list of endangered species, and it's not because they are rare.. it's because no one wants the female trees because of their smell.
 

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Maybe I need to sneek some back with me next time I visit US!
 

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How old were the trees when you built the forest? Did they thicken in the shallow pot at all? How is the back budding in the shallow pot.

I have a small ginkgo forest myself I gathered from park seedlings. They are 2 years old.
I just topped them to get movement. We shall see….:)
 

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Hopefully sold...
Wait ... what!?! Sounds like you two know something I don't. Carol...you interested in them?


Had ... Missed something along the way. Which was the one that was really slow growing? I thought one was your kids ... Daughter's? Gosh ... Am I confusing people again?
 

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Ahhh... I never for a minute thought he lost them. I bet he sold them or gave them away. Or...at least hope that the case.
I'm sure you're right.
 

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Also I learnt that Ginkgos are on the world wildlife list of endangered species, and it's not because they are rare.. it's because no one wants the female trees because of their smell.
The IUCN Red List is for wild specimens, not trees in culture. Wild Ginkgo's are only known to grow in two small areas in Zhejiang province in eastern China, in the Tianmushan Reserve. So they are very rare. There are lots in gardens and planted along streets but true wild Ginkgo's are endangered.
 

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The IUCN Red List is for wild specimens, not trees in culture. Wild Ginkgo's are only known to grow in two small areas in Zhejiang province in eastern China, in the Tianmushan Reserve. So they are very rare. There are lots in gardens and planted along streets but true wild Ginkgo's are endangered.
Probably more in gardens and parks around the world now than in the wild. There are a number of endangered plants in similar circumstances - rare in the wild but many in cultivation
 

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The spacing of the trunks is really well done and the mounding is a nice effect. I've never really been a fan of ginkgo as bonsai but my interest is increasing. Would love to find a small leaf variety. In the meantime I'm thinking of trying an airlayer off the one in my yard (unfortunately regular leaf variety).
 

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How old were the trees when you built the forest? Did they thicken in the shallow pot at all? How is the back budding in the shallow pot.

I have a small ginkgo forest myself I gathered from park seedlings. They are 2 years old.
I just topped them to get movement. We shall see….:)
The trees range from about 4 to 10 years. Since potting in the shallow pot in May, all the trees have shot upwards and back budded significantly. No fert needed until September.

Wish we had ginkgos in parks locally here!
 

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Yes, sold. Years ago. It was a GB, ‘Chase Manhattan’.
To the OP, fun project, nice job.
Thanks! Chase Manhattan is one of the cultivars I'm looking for. Also Munchkin. Not easy to find here in Spain but I have contacted Cor Kwant (the Ginkgo Pages) in Netherlands to see if she knows any sellers in Europe.
 

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The spacing of the trunks is really well done and the mounding is a nice effect. I've never really been a fan of ginkgo as bonsai but my interest is increasing. Would love to find a small leaf variety. In the meantime I'm thinking of trying an airlayer off the one in my yard (unfortunately regular leaf variety).
Thank you!
Regarding a small leaf variety, I'm also searching for some here in Europe.
In US you might have more luck: After I published the video, with two examples of small-leaf cultivars, the person who kindly sent me the photos then added this comment to the video:
"my cultivars you used to illustrate the diversity of color and leaf size/shape are available (and many others) from Whitman Farms in Salem, Oregon. The catalog (with photos) can be found on the internet. The owner, Lucille Whitman, ships in the most remarkably safe packaging."
HTH
 

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Thank you!
Regarding a small leaf variety, I'm also searching for some here in Europe.
In US you might have more luck: After I published the video, with two examples of small-leaf cultivars, the person who kindly sent me the photos then added this comment to the video:
"my cultivars you used to illustrate the diversity of color and leaf size/shape are available (and many others) from Whitman Farms in Salem, Oregon. The catalog (with photos) can be found on the internet. The owner, Lucille Whitman, ships in the most remarkably safe packaging."
HTH

Thanks! Looked up their website and they do have a fair number of dwarf ginkgo varieties listed. However, the catalog hasn't been updated since 2012 (they did add some recent info about maples and magnolias, though) so not sure what they still have. Sent an email, will let people know what I find out.
 

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When I was at Eastwood Maples a couple weeks ago I picked up this Munchkin. It is so charming. It seems to be cutting grown or it has the best and cleanest graft of all time.
I will look into the best way to propagate and when. Layering works but I may do cuttings.
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Looks terrific! I love these cultivars with tiny leaves. Great buy.
Maybe it's an air layer, they're reasonably easy to layer. I suppose it could be grafted but it's well done if so.
Are you planning to bonsify it, or will you keep growing it out for cuttings and layers?
 

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