Maidenhair Tree

Basisdaten

ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) leaf
ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) leaf
  • ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) leaf
  • ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) leaf underside
  • ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) leaf base
  • ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) flower
  • ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) fruits
  • ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) fruit
  • ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) fruits
  • ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) axial buds
  • ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) fruit winter
  • ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) trunk
  • ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) autumn
description: 

The Ginkgo originally comes from China. It is now represented all over the world and is often planted because of its slim crown and the slow-growing with bright yellow fall color in the vicinity of houses. The leaves of Ginkgo can be used pharmaceutically.

Tree profile

name botanical: 
Ginkgo biloba
other name: 
Ginkgo
family: 
Ginkgo family or Maidenhair tree family (Ginkgoaceae)
species: 
deciduous tree
height: 
up to 25 m (82 ft)
leaf: 

The leaves of ginkgo are fan-shaped, up to 8 cm (3.2 in) long and gray-green in color.

leaf shape: 
fan-shaped
leaf margin: 
ribbed
leaf position: 
alternate
fall foliage: 
bright yellow
flowering: 
April - May
blossom color: 
yellow-greenish
blossom description: 

The male flowers are about 3 cm (1.2 in) long yellow catkins. The female flowers are large only in few millimeters.

gender distribution: 
dioecious
fruit: 

The stone core fruit is yellow-green, rounded, fleshy and unpleasant smelling. The core is edible.

branches: 

The bark of the branches is gray-brown.

bark: 
The bark is gray-brown and furrowed.
root: 
Heart to deep-rooting plant, long taproot is formed.
location: 
Sun to slight shade
soil: 
sandy to loamy, moderately dry to moderately moist
ph value: 
acidic to alkaline
usage: 

single tree or planting in groups, garden and parks