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Ginkgo biloba shape

Ginkgo biloba

  • Height: 40’ - 50’
  • Spread: Variable, depending on cultivar.
  • Site characteristics: Various soil types; full sun
  • Zone: 4b - 8b
  • Wet/dry: Tolerates drought
  • Native range: China
  • Salt: Moderate tolerance
  • pH: 5.0 - 8.2
  • Shape: Irregular when young, pyramidal with age
  • Other: Yellow fall color
  • Cultivars: ‘Autumn Gold’ – symmetrical, broad, outstanding fall color; ‘Lakeview’ and ‘Princeton Sentry’ – very narrow, upright.
  • Additional: Specify male trees because of noxious fruit smell, all cultivars are male; transplant in spring or fall.
  • Pests: Relatively pest-free

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Photos: Jan Samanek, State Phytosanitary Admin., (right), and Jesse Saylor, MSU (left).

Photo: Michasia Harris, Univ Georgia,

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