This new female cultivar originates from Belgium. A tree was bought in Clod in 1999 as Ginkgo biloba (later to be identified and named as Ginkgo biloba var. epiphylla). The original specimen had three tree trunks, which have subsequently produced a number of ‘Chi Chi’s’. The tree first produced seed in 2011 and in 2019 it produced the seed for which it has been named. The originator of this cultivar is Marc Wathelet who propagated a budded, elongated fruiting spur of Ginkgo biloba var. epiphylla. in 2017,the resulting plant he named ‘Ariel Ohatsuki’ after his daughter.
Ginkgo biloba ‘Ariel Ohatsuki’. Is botanically a remarkably interesting cultivar producing female flowers and ultimately a number of seeds fused with the leaves. Annual rate of growth is 40cm. In 20 years, it has achieved a height of, 10m and a spread of 6m It has two leaders and has a symmetrical open habit. At DBH the tree were 70cm, 65cm and 20cm (in 2020). It has exceptional autumn colour.
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