Did you know?
Ginkgo trees (Ginkgo biloba) are one of the oldest tree species on earth and have been growing in the same evolutionary form for nearly 200 million years. They also have medicinal qualities that have been utilized for centuries. Ginkgo extract has been used to treat depression, headaches, memory loss, and tinnitis. It is also used to improve brain function by increasing cerebral and peripheral blood flow, circulation, and oxygenation.
Up to 80 feet tall
Flowers, Fruit, Foliage
Vivid green, fan shaped leaves fade to a bright yellow color in autumn months. Female plants produce orange, fleshy, plum-shaped fruit that emit an extremely foul odor when crushed. Male trees do not produce fruit.
Pests & Diseases
Best as a specimen
Plant in moist, well-drained soil in an area with full sun. These trees are hardy and can tolerate a variety of soil types, salinity, acidity and alkalinity, compacted soil, cold temperatures, extremely hot temperatures, moderate drought, and urban pollution. They also have the ability to switch genders, so a specimen that started as a male can potentially become a female and produce stinky fruit after a few decades.