Ginkgo biloba 'Scruffy Butterflies' (sex unknown) was selected by our good friend, Mr. Charles Hunter of Iowa in the United States of America. He selected as a seedling because of the profile of the leaves, which resembles that of the wings of an outstretched butterfly.
Description – Ginkgo biloba 'Scruffy Butterflies' has deeply bilobed leaves that have further irregular dentations along the edge. As the leaves age they often have a yellow border, which gives rise to it name ‘Scruffy Butterflies’. The growth rate is 40 cm a year, producing a number of sporadic side branches, that weep gently giving it an open lax appearance. In 10years a plant would be expected to achieve a hight of 4 m – 5 m with a spread of 3 m. The overall height can only be estimated at in excess of 20 m.
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