This ancient deciduous tree has a large crown composed of sparse branches covered with interesting lobed, fan-shaped leaves that are unlike those of any other tree. They turn captivating shades of gold in fall and drop quickly, creating a bright carpet that slowly fades to brown.
In the winter, its stark, deeply furrowed, grayish tanbark and knobby branches add additional landscape interest. It is the last surviving species in Ginkgoaceae, a plant family that has existed for 150 million years, according to the fossil record.
Genus - Ginkgo Species - Biloba Common name - Maidenhair Tree Pre-Treatment - Not required, but recommended Hardiness zones - 4 - 8 Height - 50-100' / 15 - 30 m Spread - 30-50' / 9 - 15 m Plant type - Tree Vegetation type - Deciduous Exposure - Full Sun Growth rate - Medium Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline Soil type - Clay, loam, sand, well-drained Water requirements - Average Water, drought tolerant Landscape uses - Feature Plant, Shade Trees, Street Trees, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier Leaf / Flower color - Green, Yellow Green, in autumn - yellow, gold / Yellow Green Plant growth rate - Medium