Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo biloba)

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Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Strongly acid (5.1 – 5.5)
Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8a
Plant Height: 60 to over 100 feet
Plant Spread: 30 to 40 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Deciduous
Fruit: Other: Conifer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Dioecious
Conservation status: Endangered (EN)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Endangered
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Posted by Bonehead (Pacific NW - Zone 8b) on Oct 12, 2013 1:58 PM

Increases blood circulation to the brain. Very slow to break dormancy in spring. Very slow growing. I've never heard anyone ever refer to this as a 'maidenhair tree' - could be a regional thing I suppose. It's always just been a gingko.

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Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Nov 9, 2015 9:51 AM

This tree holds its leaves long into the fall and are a beautiful clear yellow.
Ginkgo trees are slow growers and can be male or female.
The ripe fruit of the female tree smells very bad, like vomit.

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