Fun fact; Ginkgo trees are one of the oldest tree species on the planet! The distinctive fan-shaped foliage gives the tree its common name of maidenhair tree. The leaves turn from a medium green color to a brilliant, clear yellow in the fall. This color lasts until the first hard freeze, then the tree will defoliate all at once. The ginkgo also has attractive bark, light brown when young and turning to a gray-brown with furrows as the tree matures. Mature tree size is variety specific with larger varieties reaching 80 feet, while dwarf varieties may only reach 10 feet in height. Ideally, plant in moist, well-drained soil, although ginkos can tolerate poor, compacted soil, as well as heat, drought, salt spray and air pollution. Full sun is preferred.
- Sun to Part Sun
- Plant in moist, well-drained soil if possible
- Brilliant gold fall foliage color
Mature size is variety specific