The Ginkgo in Australia
The National Arboretum Canberra writes on its website:
"There has been an early and continuing interest in raising Ginkgo biloba in Australia.
Our search through the original handwritten tree records at the Government’s Yarralumla Nursery in Canberra show that Ginkgo biloba seed was received in the ACT in 1947 from New Zealand and the following year from the NSW Forestry Commission and the Australian Forestry School in the ACT.
“Male and female” ginkgos were sent from Japan in 1955, seed from New York in 1956, and from the Australian Embassy in Japan in 1962. Plants of the cultivar ‘Fastigiata’ were sent from Hazelwood Bros in Epping NSW in 1949 and again in 1963.. At this time Kershaw in St Ives, NSW was sending bundles of 200 and 400 seeds of Ginkgo biloba to Canberra and Cohen in Turramurra sent 100 plants."
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