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Zones 3 - 8
Zones 3 - 8

Hardiness Zones: Zones 3 - 8
The (Maidenhair Tree) Ginkgo can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. VIEW MAP

Ornamental Tree
Ornamental Tree

Type of tree:
The (Maidenhair Tree) Ginkgo falls into the following type(s): Ornamental Trees, Shade Trees

25' - 50' High
25' - 50' High

Mature Height:
The (Maidenhair Tree) Ginkgo grows to be 25' - 50' feet in height.

25' - 35' Spread
25' - 35' Spread

Mature Spread:
The (Maidenhair Tree) Ginkgo has a spread of about 25' - 35' at full maturity.

Medium Growth
Medium Growth

Growth Rate:
This tree grows at a medium growth rate. [More about this.]

Full Sun
Full Sun

Sun:
This ginkgo does well in full sun, partial shade.

Various Soils
Various Soils

Soil:
The (Maidenhair Tree) Ginkgo grows in acidic, alkaline, drought tolerant, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained, wet, wide range, clay soils.

Pyramidal Shape
Pyramidal Shape

Shape:
This ginkgo has pyramidal, rounded shape.

More Info
More Info

Attributes:
The Ginkgo is a good urban tree because of its ability to tolerate drought, heat, and poor soils.

Description:
A Ginkgo tree may grow very slowly for several years after planting, but then grow at a moderate rate, especially if it receives an adequate supply of water and some fertilizer. The Ginkgo is adapted for use as a street tree, even in confined soil spaces.

History/Lore/Use:
The Ginkgo tree is a living fossil and the earliest leaf fossils date from 270 million years ago. It was rediscovered in 1691 in China and was brought to this country in the late 1700's. Individual trees may live as long as 3,000 years and the seeds and leaves are used in medicine throughout the world.

Moisture:
The Gingko tolerates moderate drought and moderate wetness, but does not grow well in hot and dry climates.

Leaves:
The leaves of the Ginkgo are green in the summer turning an attractive yellow in the fall.

Flower Color:
The Ginkgo has almost unnoticeable flowers.

Bloom Time:
Ginkgos bloom in the spring..

Fruit Description:
The fruit of the Gingko is 3/4" to 1-1/2" in size and tan in color. Some complain of the mess and odor and recommend planting only the male of the species.