If you’re looking for an indestructible tree, here it is.
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.
The extract from the leaves are used in Gingko Biloba supplements to improve memory, symptoms of dementia and blood flow.
The Gingko Tree can live 1,000 or more years, has been around since the dinosaurs, and is as beautiful as it is beneficial. It is a conversation starter that would be an interesting addition to any yard.
* Pest and disease resistant
* Unique leaves with medicinal benefits
* Beautiful fall color
|Mature Height||40 - 60 feet|
|Mature Spread||30 - 40 feet|
|Mature Form||Pyramidal, Irregular, Horizontal|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun - Partial Sun|
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