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It's a magical sight when the ruffled, fan-shape leaves of the ginkgo tree turn gold in fall. The delicate appearance of this ancient tree belies its toughness in city conditions. Smog-, pest-, and drought-tolerant, the ginkgo will grow in either acidic or alkaline soil. Ginkgos are slow-growing and make excellent street trees. Select cultivars rather than species to avoid growing female trees; they produce foul-smelling fruit.

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Ginkgo Tree

It's a magical sight when the ruffled, fan-shape leaves of the ginkgo tree turn gold in fall. The delicate appearance of this ancient tree belies its toughness in city conditions. Smog-, pest-, and drought-tolerant, the ginkgo will grow in either acidic or alkaline soil. Ginkgos are slow-growing and make excellent street trees. Select cultivars rather than species to avoid growing female trees; they produce foul-smelling fruit.

genus name
  • Ginkgo biloba
light
  • Sun
plant type
  • Tree
height
  • 20 feet or more
width
  • 30-80 feet wide
season features
problem solvers
special features
zones
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
propagation

Ginkgo Tree

It's a magical sight when the ruffled, fan-shape leaves of the ginkgo tree turn gold in fall. The delicate appearance of this ancient tree belies its toughness in city conditions. Smog-, pest-, and drought-tolerant, the ginkgo will grow in either acidic or alkaline soil. Ginkgos are slow-growing and make excellent street trees. Select cultivars rather than species to avoid growing female trees; they produce foul-smelling fruit.

genus name
  • Ginkgo biloba
light
  • Sun
plant type
  • Tree
height
  • 20 feet or more
width
  • 30-80 feet wide
season features
problem solvers
special features
zones
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
propagation

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