ginkgo, maidenhair-tree - Ginkgoaceae Ginkgo biloba

Foliage

ginkgo, maidenhair-tree Foliage

Bark

ginkgo, maidenhair-tree Bark

Twig

ginkgo, maidenhair-tree Twig

Fruit

ginkgo, maidenhair-tree Fruit

Form

ginkgo, maidenhair-tree Form

Color

ginkgo, maidenhair-tree Color
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Taxonomy

FamilyGinkgoaceae
GenusGinkgo
Speciesbiloba
Common Nameginkgo, maidenhair-tree
iTree CodeGIBI2

Plant Form

FormTree: upright or spreading crown
Height80 feet
Spread40 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliagefan-shaped some with deep “notch” or lobed, thin veinsLeaf Type Information IconSimple
Needles0
Barklight gray with irregular ridges/plates, corky to touch
Budterminal: conical, light brown; laterals: form on spur shootBud Arrangement Information IconAlternate
Twigmoderately stout, gray with spur-shoots, lacking fine twigs
Flowermale: green or light green, short catkins; female: 2 (ovules) on short green pedicels; male and female on separate trees (dioecious)
Fruitfleshy cone, green then yellow/orange, "stinks" when crushed (female only)
Fall Colorbright yellow

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min4aMin5.1SoilHigh
Max8bMax8.0SprayHigh

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntolerantHighUnknown

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. Native
Region of OriginChina
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