Botanical Name: Ginkgo biloba
Common Name: Maidenhair Tree, Ginkgo Tree  
Plant photo of: Ginkgo biloba
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range

40-60', 60-100'


Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color

Light Green


Bark Color

Brown, Grey


Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Medium, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained


Soil pH

Acid, Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Japanese, Wetlands, Wild Garden, Woodland


Accenting Features

Fall Color, Silhouette, Specimen, Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Background, Park


Special Uses

Container, Shade Tree


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Mary McKenna
Photographer: Greg Applegate, Connon N.
  • Description

  • Notes

The Ginkgo biloba, with its distinct fan-shaped leaves, initially grows with a pyramidal habit, but later becomes wide-spreading. It is generally not bothered by insects or disease. It slowly reaches 35'-50' tall and wide. It needs regular watering and more during hot summer months. Flowers are inconspicuous. Fall color is spectacular with changing color of leaves from light green with a yellow tinge to yellow.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball just above ground level. 3. Mix soil with 25% amendment and %75 soil. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build basin and water.