What year was the maidenhair tree in Kew Gardens in London planted?
#49654. Asked by shellll1970. (Jul 22 04 6:38 AM)
There appears to be conflicting information online, however, this first site looks to be the "official" one for Kew Gardens.
"The Old Lions" are some of the few remaining trees with the oldest actual known planting date of 1762. They comprise: Ginkgo biloba (Maidenhair Tree), Sophora japonica (Pagoda Tree), and Platanus orientalis (Oriental Plane) to the West of the Princess of Wales Conservatory; Robinia pseudoacacia (False Acacia) on the lawn to the front of the Orangery; and the Zelkova carpinifolia situated in the Herbarium paddock. http://www.rbgkew.org.uk/heritage/plants/oldlions.html
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