Ginkgo biloba

Plant Description
Tall, deciduous and slow growing tree with distinctive leaves and spectacular golden fall color. Odds are you know where one of these is in your neighborhood due to the great show of fall color. Female varieties can produce a fruit that has a distinct and bad odor. Try to plant male species when possible to avoid the fruit smell issue. Also has a unique and asymmetrical branching pattern, so if you are looking for a boulevard or matching group, try one of the newer varieties such as 'Princeton Sentry' for a more consistent shape.

Plant Details

  • Pros: Tall, unique shape, dramatic fall color
  • Cons: Slow growing, fruit smells, short fall color window
  • Deciduous
  • Size: 45-50' ht., 23-30' spread
  • Light: Sun
  • Bloom Color: None
  • Fall Color: Yellow, gold
  • Water Needs: Normal
  • Similar Plants: "Princeton Sentry' a more narrow growing variety

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