About the Tree

Ginkgo Biloba Trees grow to a height of 25 to fifty feet. At maturity, their spread is 25 to 35 feet. They grow at a rate of 15 to 24 inches per year. Ginkgo trees can grow in hardiness zones 3 to 8. They do not grow very well in hot, dry climates. However, they can tolerate moderate wetness and drought. Ginkgo trees grow in soils that are alkaline, acidic, moist, silty loam, wet, well-drained, sandy, and clay. Ginkgo trees transplant easily and establish themselves quickly. They are an excellent option for urban settings since they are hardy against air pollution, soil salts, and heat. They can withstand wind and snow.

Ginkgo trees love the partial sun and full shade. Ginkgo trees thrive when they have around four hours of unfiltered, direct sunlight.

Ginkgo trees have bright green, fan-shaped leaves that are 2 to 3 inches long and wide. In the fall, the leaves turn yellow. Ginkgo trees grow pyramidal. People consider Ginkgo trees to be shade trees and ornamental trees. Ginkgo trees grow spreading canopies that can block out sunlight. They can live for as long as three thousand years, though they grow slowly for several years after they are planted.

Fun facts about Ginkgo Biloba Trees

Two hundred seventy million-year-old leaf fossils from Ginkgo Biloba trees were found.

The seeds and leaves of Ginkgo trees have been used throughout the world for medicines, and are still used today.

People ten to prefer to grow male trees. Female trees produce fruit that is smelly and slippery.

The few living things to have survived the bomb in Hiroshima in 1945 were six Ginkgo trees. They were situated near the blast center, though they lived on and produced buds without deformations. They are currently still alive today.