Ginkgo biloba 'Troll' is an outstanding male dwarf cultivar. It is claimed to have originated in Norway, The Netherlands and Germany. We believe it was found by Johann Wieting as a broom on a tree in Krefeld, a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany in 1992. It was given to Jo and Maarten Bömer in The Netherlands for propagation and bulking up. Wieting and Bömer’s presented the variety to the public in 2000 and it has become a firm favourite since. This is one a handful of Ginkgo’s to obtain the prestigious Royal Horticultural Societies’ Award of Garden Merit. So, it has a Norwegian name, it originated from Germany and was released into the trade by a Dutch Nursery, so the initially confusion about its origins has a logical explanation.
Description - Ginkgo biloba 'Troll' has leaves that are slightly embossed, a beautiful olive green in spring. The young shoots are thick and dense, it has a branching compact habit. It only grows around 2.5 to 5 cm a year and will make a plant about 0.8 - 1.0 in height and spread in 10 years. 'Troll' can be top worked at 1 m or 1.5 m making an attractive mini standard which is ideal to grow as a container plant. In the autumn it turns a brilliant gold.
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