Ginkgo biloba

Ginkgo biloba

Maidenhair Tree

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The Maidenhair Tree is an iconic tree from the distant past, having lived alongside the dinosaurs, over 200 million years ago, and has no other living relatives.  This slow growing graceful tree is covered in distinctive leathery fan shaped leaves that turn bright yellow in the fall. Ginkgo biloba is also one of the longest lived trees in existence, some living trees are over 3000 years old!



Hardiness Zone:  Zone 4 to Zone 8
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Height: 7.5 m to 15.0 m
Spread: 7.5 m to 10.5 m
Soil Requirements: Average moist, well drained soils, adaptable  to pH
Bloom Time Mid spring (not grown for flowers)
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Use: Specimen tree, street tree, shade tree
Flower Colour & Shape: Inconspicuous green "flowers" male and female on separate plants, male = small catkin-like pollen cones, female = two tiny ovules sharing a single stem
Foliage: Two-lobed leathery fan shaped green leaves, resembling Maidenhair Fern leaflets, turn golden yellow in autumn
Benefits: Unique foliage, pest and disease free, deer resistant, tolerant of clay soils and salt 

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