It is a new a relitivley new ultivar from Italy. This variety was selected in 2014 by Danilo Bonacchi. The tree nursery of Francesco Vignoli in Italy wanted to refer to the ancient country of origin "Etruria" (Tuscany) regarding the naming of the new selections and chose deity names from the old mythology, ‘Feronia’ is the Goddess of wildlife.
The Giorgio Tesi Group from Pistoia (Italy) won the first prize in the ‘Nòva Green’ competition for Plants and Flowers at the recently held Italian trade fair Flormart 2015 in Padua. The company presented four varieties of Gingko Biloba: ‘Fastigiata Selvans’, ‘Fastigiata Feronia’, ‘Globosa Tinia’, and ‘Columnar Maris’. The first prize went to ‘Fastigiata Feronia’.
Description - Ginkgo biloba ‘Fastigiata Feronia’ has smaller leaves than the species, characterised by their variable appearance, some without a central slit many being entire. The colour being softer than the norm, a yellow green. Very thick branches starting from the base forming a neat compact cone with a distinct leader. Any shots that spoil the profile can be pruned back. This cultivar also has stunning autumn colour. It is suggested that it will attain a height of 6m with a spread of 2m at the base.
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