Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days
Germination: sow 1-2" deep, keep moist, mulch the seed bed, can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination
Other: stratification improves germination, but is not required
Ginkgo biloba, also known as the maidenhair tree, is a large and beautiful tree that can reach a height of over 50m and has an angular crown with long branches. It has fan-shaped bright green leaves that turn into a bright yellow color in the fall, making it one of the most spectacular trees. The tree has a long life span and is resistant to disease, insect-resistant wood, and can form aerial roots and sprouts. Ginkgo is considered a shade-intolerant species that prefers disturbed sites like stream banks, rocky slopes, and cliff edges. The tree has various uses, including traditional medicine and as a source of food. It is also cultivated as an ornamental plant in botanical gardens and parks worldwide. Ginkgo is a durable and tough tree that can inhabit almost any kind of soil.