A legendary tree ! Gingko is a species of ancient tree, whose individuals live for millennia, and some have even survived Hiroshima. They bear an incredibly beautiful golden yellow foliage in the fall.
Common name : Ginkgo Biloba
Scientific name : Ginkgo biloba
Family : Ginkgoaceae
Category : Trees
Type of plant : Perennial
Ginkgo biloba is a tree that reaches 25 meters in good condition. Its fan-shaped leaves are very characteristic, and they become an incredible golden yellow in autumn. This extremely ancient species is a botanical curiosity, with its individuals which may be male or female. The trees form ova or pollen, which fertilize once they have fallen to the ground :they do not bear fruit directly. Traditionally nursery men have banned female Ginkgo from their stalls because the ova are particularly malodorous - and sticky in autumn. NB the young Ginkgo take a very conical port, and they begin to widen after fifteen years... It is therefore necessary to wait a long time before they take a majestic and wide port.
Sowing & planting
1000 - 2500
6 - 8
Identify my ginkgo biloba
Ginkgo biloba is a tree that reaches between 20 and 30 meters, and is considered panchronic. This means that it has kept characteristics from very ancient species. Among these features is primarily its reproduction.
Ginkgos are dioecious, there are male and female individuals. Males produce pollen - yellow, while females release 2-3 cm eggs that gradually emit the smell of vomit.
The Ginkgo forms a trunk that is smooth at first and gradually becomes vertically wrinkled. Its bark is gray brown.
The leaves are grouped by 3 or 4, and are palm-shaped with two lobes.
Plant my ginkgo biloba
Plant your Ginkgo in drained, deep soil.
Plant preferably in winter, in bare roots or in mound. Dig a hole deep enough, twice as large as the root ball, without mixing the layers of the soil.
Plant a solid stake at the bottom of the hole, on the edge, inclined to the prevailing winds. Cut the root hair - the fine roots that looks like hair - to balance the volume of roots and foliage.
Plant without burying the boundary between trunk and roots of the tree, putting the soil layers in the same order you removed them. Tamp the soil around the roots with your foot, so you do not leave a pocket of air, and attach the stake to the trunk with a suitable extensible link.
Form a hollow in the soil and water abundantly until you fill it.
Prune my ginkgo biloba
For your Ginkgo in an isolated spot to form a beautiful trunk - not just a shaggy cone - you should remove the low branches gradually, at the end of winter.
Water my ginkgo biloba
Water regularly and generously for several weeks after planting. After, you only have to worry about watering in case of severe drought.
Mulch my ginkgo biloba
Mulch once in the first year in late spring, with dry leaves or crushed wood.
Unprop my ginkgo biloba
After two years, remove the stake, which has no use anymore and may damage the bark.