Ginkgo biloba is the oldest known species of tree on earth. Having once flourished across the North American continent until approximately 7 million years ago, fossil records show the ginkgo species to be nearly 270 million years old. As climatic shifts caused from space impact and ice age changed the planet, ginkgo populations became limited to eastern China. If not for cultivation by Buddhist monks, the ginkgo may have perished. The monks cultivated the ginkgo at their temples for more than 1,500 years. Near 800 AD the Buddhist monks brought the ginkgo to Japan, and by 1691, a German, Engelbert Kaempfer, found the ginkgo in Japan and brought seeds back to Europe. The ginkgo has now been distributed all over the world again. The ginkgo makes a beautiful shade tree and is a slow growing deciduous tree. The ginkgo reproduces with both a male and female tree. Its fall foliage is a wonderful butternut yellow and tends to drop all at once within 48 hours when the time comes in fall. The ginkgo grows rather slowly and can reach a height of 10-15 feet over ten years. Some specimens claim to be over 2500 years old and have reached a height of 100 feet. The ginkgo is free of pests and air pollutant tolerable, making it an excellent tree for public areas. The tree transplants easily and fall color alone is sufficient reason to plant the ginkgo tree.
||Deciduous Shade Tree|
||Ginkgos prefer sandy, deep, moderately moist, well-drained soil. It is relatively shade intolerant and prefers full sun.
||Prune in spring and fertilize according to the recommendation of your local agriculture extension agents, or fertilize based on your own knowledge and experience.
||Dig a hole three times the diameter of the root system, with a depth no deeper than the original soil line on trunk. Break up the soil to the finest consistency possible. Place plant in hole and fill, compacting the fill dirt. Water the plant heavily to seal soil around the roots and remove air pockets.
We are now taking orders for our 6-12" Seedling Ginkgo trees for Fall and Winter of 2011.
We have retail packages of 5 trees for sale at $30.00 per package. Our retail packages include shipping.
Ginkgo biloba Package
|6-12" Ginkgo Seedling Wholesale Prices|
|Wholesale orders DO NOT include shipping.|
|Order Size||Price per Tree|
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We do have balled and burlap trees available in wholesale quantities. Please call with the size and quantity that you are interested in, and we will provide you with a quote.
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