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Whist not a distinct cultivar, material has been propagated for some time and sold as Ginkgo biloba ‘Kew’. The mother tree(s) are in The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, London, TW9 3AE. The reason that we say tree(s) is that three saplings were planted together on the same site in 1773 by Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, the mother of King George III. Over the last 250 years they have grown together to form one impressive tree, which is known as the ‘Old Lion’. One subsequently had a female branch grafted on.


In the national Collection of Ginkgo biloba & Cultivars we have material which was collected from ‘Kew 1’ and ‘Kew 2’ as identified above. Both ‘Kew 1 and Kew 2’ are definitively male, as the specimens have flowered. The sex of ‘Kew 3’ is not known.


Description - Ginkgo biloba ‘Kew 3’ Sex unknown. The foliage is more typical of the species. The branches are broadly spreading, again pendulous with age. This tree would (if not grown as a group of three) would naturally produce an extremely broad crown.


Ginkgo biloba ‘Kew’ (A.K.A. Kew 3)

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