Ginkgo Biloba Tree, commonly known as the ginkgo tree or Maidenhair tree, is a unique and ancient species of tree that has been around for over 200 million years, making it one of the oldest living tree species on Earth. This deciduous tree features distinctive fan-shaped leaves that turn a bright golden-yellow in autumn, creating a striking display of colour. Ginkgo biloba is native to China but is now cultivated and appreciated worldwide for both its aesthetic and medicinal qualities.
The tree has a moderate growth rate and can reach heights of over 12 meters. Its leaves are typically bilobed, meaning they have two distinct lobes, and they are used in traditional medicine for various health benefits, particularly for cognitive function and circulation. Ginkgo biloba is very resilient and adaptable, as it can thrive in a wide range of climates and soil conditions.
Aside from its cultural and medicinal significance, Ginkgo biloba is a popular ornamental tree in urban environments due to its striking appearance and ability to withstand pollution and urban stress. It is often planted along streets and in parks, adding both beauty and a touch of ancient history to urban landscapes.
Name: Ginkgo Biloba
Approx. Height and spread: 12M x 6M
Soil Ph: All
Moisture: Well drained.
Hardiness: Fully hardy