SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA, Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA, Claremont, CA, San Francisco, CA, Santa Cruz, CA and the National Arboretum - Washington, DC
Resistant to oak root fungus. Smog tolerant. Female tree has fruit with obnoxious odor. Plant male trees to avoid fruit. Can grow to 100 feet in the right conditions but commonly shorter.
Has Unpleasant Fruit fragrance.
Native to China.
Trees may be referred to as male or female.
A Ginkgo biloba in Sacramento Capital Park #223 is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 84 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 188 inches and a crown spread of 77 feet.
Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 35 - 65 feet.
Width: 25 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity Greater than 150 years.
Leaves Rhomboidal, Medium to Light Green, Gold, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.
Orange or Yellow Drupe, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Fall.
Bark Light Green, Fissured.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Low out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Wet Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 1 - 10, 12 and 14 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Armillaria. Susceptible to Anthracnose.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Strong.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
Allergy and Irritant Health Hazard.
Biogenic Emissions considered Moderate.
Special Uses & Values
Hedged or Pleached.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Ginkgo biloba Tree Record." 1995-2020. Jun 5, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/ginkgo-biloba >
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