Ginkgo

Ginkgo tree's brilliant yellow leaves.

Ginkgo Deciduous

Ginkgo biloba
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Ginkgo is a very unusual tree. Often referred to as a living fossil, ginkgo leaves appear as fossils dating to more than 200 million years old.  Some of these fossils have even been found in Nebraska.

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Where To Grow

Ginkgo is best suited to the eastern half of Nebraska where picturesque trees are regularly encountered. Positive attributes of ginkgo include its strong, upright habit; strong branching; tolerance of poor soils and air pollution; and its golden-yellow fall color.
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Suitable to plant east of the 100th meridian.
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Size at Maturity

Tree Height Tree Spread
15-25' 5-25'
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Tree Characteristics

Ginkgo also has very distinctive, fan-shaped leaves, which somewhat resemble the maidenhair fern, and thus the reason it is also known as the maidenhair tree.

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Additional Considerations

The tree has one significant liability: the small, fleshy fruits born on female trees can be downright stinky. Fortunately, most trees sold in nurseries are male clones that won’t produce fruit.

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