Ginkgo trees (Ginkgo biloba) are survivors from prehistoric times and are one of the most unique tree species available. These deciduous trees could be considered a living fossil since the earliest leaf fossils date back from 270 million years ago.
No other plants are genetically similar to the Gingko, although their beautiful leaves resemble Maidenhair fern. Vibrant, fan-shaped foliage stays bright green in summer; then the leaves turn a brilliant shade of gold in the fall.
Ginkgo leaves are designed to catch the wind. Long petioles help the fan-shaped leaves lift and sway in breezy weather.
You'll have a spectacular fall color show each year! It's even more jaw-dropping because the romantic golden foliage falls to the ground all at once, as if in concert.
Imagine getting out the rake one time a year! Now that's a convenient shade tree!
There is rhyme to the syncopated rhythm of Ginkgo tree's dramatic leaf drop. Each year, all the petioles develop their annual scar in response to cold weather.
Plan a party to celebrate this special event...or consider taking annual photos of your family under the Ginkgo tree on the fallen carpet of delectable color. Imagine a shade tree that is that easy to clean up!
Buy top quality Ginkgo trees online from our expert nurserymen. These exceptional "Maidenhair" trees are long lived, strong and hardy enough to handle the forces of nature.
Ginkgo can withstand strong winds, grow in various soil types (including compacted soils!) and are drought tolerant when fully established. Rugged Ginkgo also does well in urban environments.
Ginkgo bilobas are grown from seed and tend to produce more female trees than male. Modern grafted cultivars produce whichever gender is desired.
For a fuss-free variety, buy remarkably low maintenance male cultivar Princeton Sentry Ginkgo tree for sale on our website. This gorgeous Ginkgo is a very desirable clone of the male parent.
Princeton Sentry Gingko is not a female Ginkgo tree. This means there are no fruit or seeds.
As you can imagine, this Ginkgo variety is in high demand as a shade tree. Buy this male Ginkgo tree from NatureHills.com at any time of year; and we'll ship it to you when the time is right for planting in your area.
For the species, try our seed-grown Ginkgo biloba trees. You'll never worry about the deep tree roots of these magnificent urban-tolerant trees; as they will not lift pavement.
The Ginkgo tree has a long reproduction cycle. Its flowers may not appear on a female plant for 20 to 25 years.
Native to China, Gingkos have been found that are over 1800 years old! They put up with wind, air pollution, tough sites, full sun and a wide range of hot, dry climates.
City planners love using Ginkgos as street trees. If you crave the golden-yellow Ginkgo leaves, try Autumn Gold Ginkgo.
This fruitless male Ginkgo tree has some of the most spectacular fall color. It's also a snap to grow!
You'll leave a legacy for future generations, no matter which Ginkgo variety you choose. Grace your neighborhood with their attractive foliage and robust nature.
Strongly columnar Sky Tower Ginkgo turns into a glowing exclamation point in fall! Use this charming narrow tree in tight spaces, where the large Ginkgo biloba won't fit.
Sky Tower is another male clone that displays a vertical growth habit. Keep it as a lawn specimen in a mulched bed; or march a proud row of them along your front sidewalk.
Smaller male Troll Ginkgo makes a very fun statement. Try it in a courtyard; or grow in a large outdoor container for many years on your balcony.
Large Ginkgo trees for sale can be used to accent a corner of your property. Create a destination spot near a fire pit.
You'll be hard-pressed to determine which is brighter...the fire or the glowing Ginkgo leaves! In some years, the leaves grow to six inches long for a memorable landscape feature.
Ginkgo cultivars can be grown across the United States from Growing Zones 3 - 9. NatureHills.com is excited to continue the tradition of these impeccable classics that fit beautifully into modern life.
Please read the Plant Highlights on every product page. You'll learn which USDA Growing Zones work best, along with Sun Exposure and Soil Type.
For the most part, Ginkgo trees flourish in well-drained soil with a pH of 5 to 5.5 They thrive in full sun to partial shade, and are blissfully easy to maintain.
Track your package right to your doorstep. Soak your new Ginkgo trees under water until the air bubbles stop coming to the surface to get them fully hydrated.
Dig your planting hole twice as wide as the roots, but no deeper. We highly encourage using Nature Hills Root Booster as a symbiotic support for feeder roots that remains active for the entire life of the tree.
Decide which direction will face your home before you remove it from the container. Tap your Ginkgo tree out of its garden container, and settle it in the planting hole.
Firm the backfill soil, then saturate the ground around your new tree to eliminate air pockets at the root zone. Taking time during planting makes all the difference to young trees.
Mulch over the root zone to a depth of three feet. Spread the mulch to three feet outside the canopy...then pull it back away from the main trunk.
Fertilize your Ginkgo tree with a good slow-release fertilizer. Please follow the application rates on the package.
Pruning is generally not required. Remove broken limbs as needed in late winter or early spring.
Go ahead and make a tremendous visual impact on your landscape. Count on the beauty and durability of ancient Ginkgo trees, expertly grown by NatureHills.com.