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Ginkgo biloba (Maidenhair Tree)

Maidenhair Tree, Fossil Tree, Icho


Regarded as one of the most distinct and beautiful of all deciduous trees, Ginkgo biloba (Maidenhair Tree) is a deciduous conifer with a dense, pyramidal habit when young, becoming more irregular with age. Adding visual interest and beauty to the landscape, its spreading canopy of unique, fan-shaped, rich green leaves, turns a stunning yellow color in the fall. This contributes to its exotic charm, as does its stark winter silhouette bristling with spiky buds. Graceful and attractive in all seasons, Ginkgo biloba is a popular shade tree which establishes easily and tolerates many urban conditions including heat, air pollution or salt.

This tree also comes with a bit of history. It is the only surviving member of a group of ancient plants believed to have inhabited the earth up to 270 million years ago. It may live up to 3,000 years!

  • Grows up to 25-50 ft. tall (7-15 m) and 25-35 ft. wide (7-10 m).
  • A full sun lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions, including both alkaline and acidic soils.
  • Salt, heat or air pollution tolerance.
  • Perfect as a specimen tree.
  • Generally pest and disease free
  • Propagate by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings. This tree transplants easily and establishes without difficulty.
  • Native to China

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 3 – 9
Climate Zones 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A3
Plant Type Conifers, Trees
Plant Family Ginkgo - Maidenhair Trees
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 25' – 50' (7.5m – 15m)
Spread 25' – 35' (7.5m – 10.5m)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 3 – 9
Climate Zones 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A3
Plant Type Conifers, Trees
Plant Family Ginkgo - Maidenhair Trees
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 25' – 50' (7.5m – 15m)
Spread 25' – 35' (7.5m – 10.5m)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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