About Ginkgo biloba
Ginkgo biloba, known as ginkgo, also spelled gingko, or as the maidenhair tree, is the only living species in the division Ginkgophyta, all others being extinct. It is found in fossils dating back 270 million years.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||maidenhair tree|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||40.00 to 50.00 feet|
|Flower Colour || yellow color|
|Bloom Time ||April|
|Difficulty Level ||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Ginkgo trees are multi-purpose in their uses as they make wonderful shade trees, specimen plants (including amazing bonsai) and street trees. As street trees, they are tolerant of city conditions such as air pollution and road salt.
Although they may need to be staked when saplings, once they have attained some size, staking is no longer required and the trees may also be transplanted with great ease and no fuss.
Ginkgo biloba care
Also called the maidenhair tree, ginkgo trees are long living, drought and pest resistant, and incredibly strong; so strong in fact, they were the only trees to survive following the Hiroshima atomic bomb attack. These trees may grow to a height of 80 feet; however, they are slow growers and as such will work well in many garden areas within
Ginkgos have a gorgeous yellow fall color and have a spreading habitat which varies dependent upon the cultivar.
|Sunlight ||Full sun|
|Soil ||well-drained soil|
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer |
Ginkgo biloba special feature
Excellent selection for a variety of uses, including lawn tree, street tree or shade tree.
Ginkgo biloba uses
- for which ginkgo biloba extract is often recommended include depression, diabetes related nerve damage and poor circulation, allergies, vertigo
- Ginkgo nuts are used in congee, and are often served at special