Maidenhair Tree, Ginkgo Ginkgo biloba

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Botanical Name:

Ginkgo biloba

Family:

Ginkgoaceae

Genus:

Ginkgo

Species:

biloba

Common Name:

Maidenhair Tree, Ginkgo

Seeds Per Pound:
250
Quantity:
221.29 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
11
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
60-110 feet
Collection Locale:
Tennessee
Crop Year:
2019
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
4

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In Stock: 221.29 lb
Prices
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet
5.95
1 lb
29.50
1 kg
58.00
10 lb
245.00
50 lb
995.00
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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