Ginkgo, one of the most ancient of living species of trees, is prized for its picturesque growth habit and its beautiful light green, fan shaped leaves. The leaves resemble in pattern the leaflets of the maiden-hair fern, hence the common name of this tree. The leaves turn bright yellow in the fall.
Large tree, ultimately growing more than 100 feet. Branching often irregular, and wide spreading in old specimens. Widely used as a specimen in the landscape, care should be given to select only male trees as the fruit from the female tree produces a pungent odor, often described as a spoiled butter or dog feces aroma.
Hardy to zone 4. Native to China. Ginkgo is tolerant to a wide variety of soil types, however drainage is key to its success. Highly resistant to wind, air pollution and city conditions. With no real preference to light Ginkgo will perform well in both the sun and shade.