Ginkgo biloba 'WB' / WB Maidenhair Tree

Abundantly branched bush with light green leaves. Great for bonsai. Also known as 'Witches Broom'.

A little known form which has proven to be about 1/2 to 1/3 the size of a standard size ginkgo tree, dense symmetrical branching and a sturdy semi- dwarf habit makes this one a real winner.

(JC Ralston Arboretum) - This outstanding new ginkgo is derived from a witch's broom (hence 'WB') mutation that was subsequently cloned. Mature plants exhibit an exceedingly dwarf frame and highly architectural branching structure - creating a bonsai effect in the landscape. Growth rates in landscape settings are slow - 2 to 4 inches per year - but in production, under irrigation and high fertility, are reasonable. Our plant hails from Stanley and Sons Nursery (Boring, OR), a grower of this and several other new dwarf cultivars. A striking new and exciting departure in the world of ginkgo.

Ginkgo biloba 'WB' Photo taken in 1999 during ACS national meeting in Oregon.
Photo by Bill Barger
Ginkgo biloba 'WB'
Photo by JC Raulston Aboretum