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Ginkgo biloba

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Belonging to the Ginkgo genus, Ginkgo biloba has a botanical name of Ginkgo biloba.

This is an ancient tree and the only surviving member of its order. The rest are known only throught their fossils. It is hardy and deciduous with unusual fan shaped light green leaves with unusual veining. Beautiful yellow autumn colour. The male and female flowers grow on seperate trees and seed is formed in a similar way to spores of ferns

When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Lime Green and   India green. Leaves appear approximately as a   India green and   Golden yellow

Ginkgo biloba grows as a deciduous and is a semi-edible conifer / none. Being a Deciduous plant, it will shed its leaves annually.

Normally grows with a tree habit.

China is believed to be where Ginkgo biloba originates from.

Ginkgo biloba needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Ginkgo biloba have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Ginkgo biloba

Trees have male and female flowers on seperate trees.(Dioecious). Sometimes male trees are used as grafted plantings, as the ripening fruit smells unpleasant on female trees.

Keep in mind when planting that Ginkgo biloba is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.

See our list of companion Plants for Ginkgo biloba to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Ginkgo biloba from seed

Germinate with fresh seed in the light at about 20 to 24C. Alternitively place in a cold frame for germination in 4-6 months or longer

Soil temperature should be kept higher than 21°C / 70°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Ginkgo biloba

Keep potting up and plant in its final position at 5 years old

As Ginkgo biloba is hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Ginkgo biloba

Late summer

How long does Ginkgo biloba take to grow?

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Ginkgo biloba Folklore & Trivia

It has a traditinal use as bronchiodilator but more recently it has been promoted for improvingperipheral and especially cerebral circulations, resulting in an’anti-aging’ effect and improvements in memeory and concentration

Other names for Ginkgo biloba

Maidenhair tree

Ginkgo biloba L.

Misspellings: Gingko biloba

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