The Ginkgo tree is a large shade tree with a medium growth rate. The branches are sparsely branched and become highly irregular the older the tree gets. The foliage is produced on characteristic short shoots, most apparent in winter. Produces fan-shaped leaves that resemble those of the maidenhair fern. The Ginkgo is a picturesque tree at maturity. Grown for its shade, large size, and bold accent in the landscape.
It is known as a “living fossil tree” because fossil records show that existed over 200 million years ago.
Ginkgos are dioecious meaning there are separate male and female plants. The female plant, when fertilized produces a tan-orange fruit with a rancid odor.