Lovely, Indestructible Ginkgo Biloba Tree
- Fascinating Historical Tree
- Unique Leaves
- Beautiful Fall Color
- Grows In Poor Soil
- Resistant to Pests, Disease, Pollution and Wind
The Ginkgo tree (Ginkgo biloba) is also called the Maidenhair tree because it resembles Maidenhair ferns. It is a truly unique, and has no close living relatives.
It's also one of the oldest living types of trees. Botanical gardens around the world feature this beautiful "living fossil."
Yes, this is the tree used in Ginkgo biloba supplements to improve memory, symptoms of dementia and blood flow. Bet you didn't know how pretty it is!
How to Use Ginkgo Biloba in the Landscape
The leaves on the Ginkgo are an interesting fan shape that flutters in the slightest breeze. They are dark green leaves from spring to summer usually 2-4 inches but can sometimes be up to 6 inches long.
The Gingko has long been appreciated for its root system. A great tree for use around walkways and patios because the root stays deep and are not prone to lift pavement. This is why the tree has become a very popular street tree. Once established, requires little maintenance or pruning. Typically, it has a very well behaved canopy that grows with perfect balance.
In autumn the lovely leaves turn a brilliant, saturated yellow. This is one of the most favored and popular characteristics of the Ginkgo tree. Place it where you'll see the fall color display. This gorgeous deciduous tree is perfect for a street tree, shade tree or as a lawn tree.
#ProPlantTips for Care
The Ginkgo tree can tolerate most anything. As long as the drainage is good, It does well in poor soil, compacted soil and can withstand drought, winter salt and even air pollution. They are usually deep rooted and resistant to snow and wind damage.
It will perform best in full sun, so site it carefully. Pair this original with other Ginkgo varieties such as Princeton Sentry and Autumn Gold. You'll love showing off your collection!
The Ginkgo 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 - and useful - addition to any yard. Order yours today!
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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Incredible Living Fossil Ginkgo Trees
These are the only remaining variety of ancient plants that once were abundant on the earth over 150 to 270 million years ago.
The Gingko is a botanical wonder in that it is a bridge plant between broad leafed plants and evergreen conifers. Because of the way the seed is developed it is considered closer related to an evergreen conifer in its morphology.
A native to China and thought to be extinct for centuries, it is now known to grow in two remote small areas in China's Zhejiang province. The Gingko's sole existence is credited to the Chinese monks who for 1000's of year planted and preserved the trees because of the plants wide range of usages.
|Botanical Name||Ginkgo biloba|
|Mature Height||50 - 80 feet|
|Mature Spread||30 - 40 feet|
|Soil Type||Requires Good Drainage|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Growth Rate||Medium, Slow|