Ginkgo Biloba Tree

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Ginkgo Biloba Tree

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This ancient deciduous tree is easily recognized by its unique fan-shaped leaves that turn a deep yellow in the fall and pale grey bark. A very hearty species the Ginkgo makes a lovely bonsai especially in the city due to it being relatively pest-free and pollution tolerant. An outdoor Bonsai, the Ginkgo requires winter protection in colder climates, store either in a garage, shed or bury.

Germination Care

The seeds are kept clean between layers of wet sand for ten weeks at temperatures of 15 to 21ºC to allow the embryos to complete their development. Then it is recommended that these seeds spend a period of between 2 to 3 months at about 4ºC in stratification mode to achieve better germination.

Main Benefits

In addition to the aesthetic appeal, the Ficus Lyrata will bring a range of health benefits. For starters, its broad leaves will help with air purification. Through the process of metabolic breakdown, this plant will eliminate various chemical compounds from the air. This means fewer ailments especially those related to the respiratory system. In addition to that, the plant will help with humidity control. This is essential in the elimination of dust from the air and in preventing such problems as coughs, colds, sore throats, and fatigue.

Planting Care / When to plant

Ginkgo biloba will grow best in part to full sun and is a splendid tree for the urban landscape. It is highly tolerant of many soils, pH, salt, and pollution. However, do make sure it is well drained. It also does not tolerate over-watering well. When it is young, Ginkgo biloba should be pruned to form a central leader. Fortunately, Ginkgo biloba is not usually affected by any pests or diseases.

Most of the recommended cultivars of Ginkgo Biloba grow best in full sun in the North (partial sun in the South), have average water needs, and stand up well to pollution and road salt.

Ideal Climate

Zones 3 to 8. Plant Ginkgo Biloba in an area that receives full sun to part shade.