Ginkgo biloba ‘Everton Broom’ is erroneously claimed to have originated in the U.S.A. It was in fact discovered by Stephen Grubb as witches’ broom on Ginkgo biloba at a place called Everton (hence its name), near Lymington, Hampshire in the United Kingdom. It was introduced by Foxhollow Garden in Poole, Dorset to the trade.
Description - Ginkgo biloba ‘Everton Broom’ is dwarf male cultivar. It has interestingly shaped, small leaves and a spherical, compact habit, the branches grow at a 45 degree angle. It is slow growing; the annual growth rate is only 15 cm when establsihed. The original plant grew 45cm high and 1m in width in 5 years. In 10 years expect it to achieve 1m in height and 1.5m in spread. 'Everton Broom' turns to a bright golden yellow in autumn.
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