You already know that the Ginkgo is one of the most recognizable trees, but did you know this Chinese native goes back over 270 million years?! What?! I know! It blew my mind too. I mean if that doesn't tell you that this is a hardy tree I don't know what will! Heck all of the Ginkgo's relatives are long extinct! Darwin would certainly recommend the Ginkgo. An individual tree can live as long as 3000 years! Yes, I mean 3000; that isn't a typo!
Fall lovers, eat your heart out! The Ginkgo welcomes autumn earlier than other deciduous tree when its lovely and unique, fan-shaped green leaves become a bright and bold yellow. Watch out your window for your Gingko tree to be the first to remind you that it’s PUMPKIN SPICE EVERYTHING TIME! Woohoo!
This tree can be used as a shade or an ornamental tree. Even though this tree can grow quite large, it is actually great for confined spaces as the roots are not invasive. The Ginkgo even works great as a street tree. It tolerates pollution, drought, and salt and is even pest resistant! Once established this tree requires NO CARE! Easy peasy!
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|Grows in Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Sunlight||Full Sun, Part Sun|
|Soil Type||Adaptable, Well-drained|
|Mature Height||40-60 Feet|
|Mature Width||30-40 Feet|
|Botanical Name||Ginkgo biloba|
How To Care for your new Ginkgo Tree
When planting your Ginkgo tree be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new tree to thrive. Spring and fall are ideal times to plant. However, if you avoid extreme temperatures you can't plant any season depending on your zone.
These trees grow in full and part sun and prefer soil that is well-drained. The Ginkgo can adapt to any soil and even clay as long as it isn't saturated. This tree can even tolerant varied pH ranges. Mulching will aid in keeping the roots cool and moist in hot environments and protected from extreme cold in colder zones. Add a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch. Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as this increases the chances of pests and disease. Ginkgos should be watered deeply about twice weekly until established. The Ginkgo is drought tolerant once established. Fertilize in early spring and when planting to give your tree a boost. Choose a slow release fertilizer. Ginkgo trees don't require pruning, but, if needed, prune when they are dormant to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches, or to maintain shape. Ginkgos are pollution and salt tolerant so they are great street trees. Ginkgos are extremely resistant to pests and diseases.
Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.
Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.
Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil. Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.
Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.
Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.
Finish up by mulching around your new plant. Apply 2 - 3 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.
Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.
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