The Gingko tree (Ginkgo biloba) is also called the Maidenhair Tree. It is a truly unique tree that has no close living relatives.
The Gingko tree can tolerate most anything. It does well in poor soil, compacted soil can withstand drought, winter salt and even air pollution. They are usually deep rooted and resistant to snow and wind damage.
The leaves on the Gingko are an interesting fan shape that flutters in the slightest breeze. They are a beautiful dark green from spring to summer usually 2-4 inches but can sometimes be up to 6 inches long.
In autumn the leaves turn a brilliant, saturated yellow. One of the most favored and popular characteristics of the Gingko tree.
The female Gingko tree produces a yellow orange, plum-like fruit. The nuts inside the fruit are considered a delicacy in Asian cooking.
- Family Ginkgo biloba
- Foliage Green
- Mature Height 40 – 70 feet
- Mature Spread 30 – 40 feet
- Soil Widely Adaptable
- Zones 4-8
- Moisture Dislikes Wet
- Mature Form Pyramidal, Irregular, Horizontal
- Growth Rate Rapid
- Sun Exposure Full Sun – Partial Sun
- Flower Color Insignificant
- Fall Color Yellow