The history of the Maidenhair tree is unique, dating far back to the Permian period which was around 250 million years ago. It was neither a conifer or a broadleaf tree. It lived through the development and departure of the dinosaurs, the first birds and mammoths.

Nowadays the Maidenhair tree is referred to as a deciduous conifer. Its leaves shoot late often at the end of May, fan shaped on long petioles like webbed ducks’ feet, pale green and leathery. In autumn they turn bright golden yellow.

Flowers appear in May as yellow catkins. Unpleasant smelling pale yellow fruits appear in the autumn.

The Maidenhair tree can attain considerable old age. The first Maidenhair tree was brought to England in 1760. It was planted in Kew Gardens and is still living there today.

We provide full planting services for Maidenhair Trees which includes supply, delivery and installation. Contact us today for a quotation.

Soils

The Maidenhair tree preference is deep, well drained nutrient rich soil but can adapt to all soil types.

Location

The Maidenhair tree likes heat and a full sun or partial shade position.

Annual Growth Rate

As a young plant the Maidenhair tree is slow growing but increases its growth rate after approximately 5 years to an average of 20-45cm per annum.

pH TOLERANCE

The Maidenhair tree can be planted in all acidic to alkaline soils.

Root Structure

The Maidenhair tree has a strong, deep, cordate root system with many fibrous roots.

Potential

The wonderful Maidenhair tree makes a striking addition to any large garden, and due to its resistance to air pollution, it is widely used for town centre and city planting. Does not tolerate salt.

Annual Pruning

The Maidenhair tree does not require any regular pruning except for the removal of any damaged, crossing or diseased branches. Pruning should be carried from late autumn and during the winter.

Characteristics

The Maidenhair tree is initially conical but later spreads out with a more open crown.

Availability

Season

Spring - Summer

Mature Tree

Sizing

60-65cm girth 6.5m tall

70-75cm girth 7m tall

80-85cm girth 8m tall

90-100cm girth 10m tall

100+cm girth

60-65cm girth 6.5m tall

70-75cm girth 7m tall

80-85cm girth 8m tall

90-100cm girth 10m tall

100+cm girth

Semi-Mature Tree

Sizing

18-20cm girth 4m tall

25-30cm girth 4.5m tall

35-40cm girth 5m tall

45-50cm girth 5m tall

55-60cm girth 5.5m tall

18-20cm girth 4m tall

25-30cm girth 4.5m tall

35-40cm girth 5m tall

45-50cm girth 5m tall

55-60cm girth 5.5m tall

Young Tree

Sizing

10-12cm girth 2m tall

14-16cm girth 2.2m tall

16-18cm girth 2.5m tall

10-12cm girth 2m tall

14-16cm girth 2.2m tall

16-18cm girth 2.5m tall

Prices are to give a general indication of cost for premium mature trees and Hedges. Additional costs for delivery, installation & maintenance should be considered. For a bespoke project cost please contact our dedicated sales team for expert advice & a fixed quotation.

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