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Ginkgo (Maidenhair Tree)

Ginkgo biloba

GIS Coordinate:
N40 21.159 W94 53.025

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Fan shaped leaves 2 to 3 inches across. Leaves change to yellow in fall, but a freeze will cause leaves to drop almost overnight

Native Locale:
Eastern China

Mature Height:
50 to 80 feet

Mature Width:
30 to 40 feet

Hardiness Zones:
Zone 4 to 8(9)

Soil Preference:
Prefers sandy, deep, moderately moist soil

Growth Habit:
Usually pyramidal in outline when young; in old age often becoming wide spreading with large, massive picturesque branches; Ginkgo get better with age

Rate of Growth:
Slow to Medium, 10 to 15' over a 10 to 12 year period

Disease and Insect:
Extremely free of pests

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Additional Notes:

  • Male trees are preferred in the home landscape because fruits produced on female trees are messy and have a foul odor. Fossils of this plant have been found dating from the Mesozoic Era (time of the dinosaurs).


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