Maidenhair Tree, Ginkgo Ginkgo biloba - Salisburia ginkgo, Ginkgo macrophylla, Pterophyllus salisburiensis, Salisburia adiantifolia, Salisburia biloba, Salisburia macrophylla

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Botanical Name:

Ginkgo biloba







Common Name:

Maidenhair Tree, Ginkgo

Seeds Per Pound:
24.24 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
Germination Test Type:
60-110 feet
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In Stock: 24.24 lb
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet (~ 12 seeds)
8 oz (~ 130 seeds)
1 lb (~ 260 seeds)
1 kg (~ 573 seeds)
10 lb (~ 2600 seeds)
Growing Info, follow in order:
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.
In a Nutshell:
* Ginkgos are very large trees, normally reaching a height of 20–35 m (66–115 feet), with some specimens in China being over 50 m (164 feet). The tree has an angular crown and long, somewhat erratic branches, and is usually deep rooted and resistant to wind and snow damage.
* The species shows a preference for disturbed sites, in the "semi-wild" stands at Tian Mu Shan, many specimens are found along stream banks, rocky slopes, and cliff edges. more...
* "With time becomes one of the most spectacular of all trees" (Dirr). Ginkgo has existed unchanged for some 150 million years. Often pyramidal when young, becoming wider with age, ultimately quite massive. Bright green fan-shaped leaves, intoxicating bright yellow in fall.
* The seed is edible raw (in small quantities), or cooked. A soft and oily texture, the seed has a sweet flavour and tastes somewhat like a large pine nut. The baked seed makes very pleasant eating, it has a taste rather like a cross between potatoes and sweet chestnuts. The seed can be boiled and used in soups, porridges etc. It needs to be heated before being eaten in order to destroy a mildly acrimonious principle. more...
* Does well in the South, very tough and durable. more...
Bonsai Comments:

This ancient deciduous tree is easily recognized by its unique fan-shaped leaves that turn a deep yellow in the fall and pale grey bark. A very hearty species the Ginkgo makes a lovely bonsai especially in the city due to it being relatively pest free and pollution tolerant. An outdoor Bonsai, the Ginkgo requires winter protection in colder climates, store either in a garage, shed or bury.

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