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GINKGO TREE

Botanical Name: Ginkgo biloba
Description

The Ginkgo tree is used extensively as a landscape tree due to its picturesque, unusual shaped crown and autumn coloured foliage. The trees become large making them ideal shade trees. The trees can take around 20-30 years to bear nuts, however grafted trees may bear in as little as 8 years.


The sweet nuts taste like a large pine nut, a cross between potatoes and sweet chestnuts when baked. The outer coat of the fresh seeds contain oils that may cause mild dermatitis in some humans, so when picking them up wear latex gloves. The seeds are usually steamed until the hard shell cracks open, then the kernel removed and eaten like pistacho nuts, or used in pilaf, porridges, soups, vegetable dishes or mixed with rice, tofu, mushrooms and stir-fried vegetables.

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Ginkgo

A tall growing deciduous tree with maidenhair like foliage. The foliage colours golden yellow in Autumn. The female tree bears a plum-like cone with an ill smelling flesh, but the kernel is edible and sweet. Slow growing and requires good soil and plenty of water during summer.
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$24.90 32 Seedling Large

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Ginkgo

Ginkgo - Grafted Female

This tree is used extensively as a landscape tree due to its picturesque, unusual shaped crown and autumn coloured foliage. The trees become large making them ideal shade trees. Both male and female tree are needed to produce nuts. The fruits are produced on the female trees and have an unpleasant aroma.
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$31.95 8 Grafted Large

Ginkgo close up

Ginkgo - Grafted Male

Used extensively as a landscape tree due to its picturesque, unusual shaped crown and autumn coloured foliage. Both Male and female trees are required for cross pollination.
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$32.95 1 Grafted Large

Plant Information or Specifications

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

+10m

Plants required to Pollinate

2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)
Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts?

Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

No Leaves (Deciduous)

 

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The tree did not move for 5 years and then, it just took off. From 1 metre to 6 metres in the next 5. Beautiful form, graceful, fluttering, advocado coloured leaves in Spring, turning bright yellow in Winter fall. Tea made from leaves is a brain tonic. | David White - Sydney, NSW 30-May-2006

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You should endeavour to palnt them well away from the house, or at least well downwind, as the but is covered with an apricot like fruit which smells much like animal dung. This becomes more intense when the fruit is lying on the ground ripening. | Russ Quinton - Poplar Bluff, MO 17-Jul-2006
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