Ginkgo biloba ‘Salem Lady’ is obviously a female tree. The original ‘Salem Lady’ is a magnificent 20 m specimen growing in Salem, which is a City on the north coast of Massachusetts above Boston in The United States of America. It is famous for its 1692 witch trials, during which several locals were executed for allegedly practicing witchcraft. This particular tree is of note as it said to produce a bountiful crop of fruit every year.
Ginkgo biloba ‘Salem Lady’, to all intents and purposes this tree is identical to what one would expect of the species. It produces typically bi-lobed leaves. The rate of growth is 45 cm to 60 cm a year. It eventually goes on to produces a broad crown, with open upward facing branches. The overall height and spread are approximately 20 m (in 2020). But it has the potential to grow larger. The fruit are produced in abundance, and are said to be larger that most, which is why it has been selected and named. The autumn colour is also outstanding.
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