The Ginkgo is one of the most recognizable trees. Did you know that this Chinese native goes back over 270 million years?! What?! I know! It blew my mind too. I mean if that doesn't tell you that this is a hardy tree I don't know what will! An individual tree can live as long as 3,000 years!
Fall lovers, eat your heart out! The Ginkgo welcomes autumn earlier than any other deciduous tree. Its lovely and unique, fan-shaped green leaves become a bright and bold yellow.
This tree can be used as a shade or an ornamental tree. Even though this tree can grow quite large, it is actually great for confined spaces as the roots are not invasive. The Ginkgo even works great as a street tree. It tolerates pollution, drought, and salt and is even pest resistant! Once established this tree requires NO CARE! Easy peasy!
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How To Grow A Ginkgo Tree
This tree can be planted and grown in a variety of soils with full sun to part shade conditions in grow zones 3-9. Water a younger tree a few times a week until established.
How Fast Does This Tree Grow?
The Ginkgo is a slow grower at a rate of 12-24" per season to a mature height of 40-60 feet.
How To Prune A Ginkgo
These trees don't require pruning, but, if needed, prune when they are dormant to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches, or to maintain shape.
When planting your Ginkgo tree, be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new tree to thrive. Spring and fall are ideal times to plant. However, if you avoid extreme temperatures you can't plant any season depending on your zone.
These trees grow in full and part sun and prefer soil that is well-drained. The Ginkgo can adapt to any soil and even clay as long as it isn't saturated. This tree can even tolerant varied pH ranges. Mulching will aid in keeping the roots cool and moist in hot environments and protected from extreme cold in colder zones. Add a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch. Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as this increases the chances of pests and disease. Ginkgos should be watered deeply about twice weekly until established. The Ginkgo is drought tolerant once established. Fertilize in early spring and when planting to give your tree a boost. Choose a slow release fertilizer. Ginkgo trees don't require pruning, but, if needed, prune when they are dormant to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches, or to maintain shape. Ginkgos are pollution and salt tolerant so they are great street trees. Ginkgos are extremely resistant to pests and diseases.
The Ginkgo tree is a unique and exciting tree. With a mature height up to 60 feet and width around 40 feet, the Ginkgo is a formidable shade tree. Plant 1, 2, or 3 in your front or backyard as individual specimen trees or a small grouping or plant a row to line your backyard or a long driveway. Space your shade tree hedge so that each tree has at least 15 feet on either side. This tree makes a statement and offers cooling, energy-saving shade.
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|Soil Type||Adaptable, Well Drained|
|Mature Height||40-60 Feet|