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Maidenhair Tree
Scientific Name: Ginkgo biloba Linn.
Family: Ginkgoaceae
Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo  biloba) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-12,14-24
USDA: 3-8

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part sun

Origin: China

Growth Habits: Deciduous tree, slow growing until 50 feet tall (15 m), narrow to spreading shape; medium-green, fan-shaped, leathery leaves, turning bright yellow in the fall; deep-rooted

Watering Needs: Deep watering in summer

Propagation: Cuttings

The common name of 'Maidenheair Tree' refers to the similarity between the leaves of the ginkgo and those of the maidenhair fern.

Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo  biloba)

Blooming Habits:
The ginkgo is dioecious. The male trees produce an abundance of catkin-like pollen cones. Female trees produce mass of seeds in the fall, when the seeds fall on the ground, the outer coat rots away rapidly, generating un unpleasant smell of rancid butter. The seeds are actually edible roasted. In general, the trees encountered in nurseries are male trees propagated vegetatively.

Fruiting Habits:

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