Fossil Tree, Ginko Nut, Icho, Common Ginkgo, Ginkgo
Ginkgo biloba is a lovely shade tree, the only living species in the division Ginkgophyta, all others being extinct. This plant is termed dioecious and thus produces male or female unisexual flowers, containing either male or female reproductive organs. These gendered flowers are produced on individual trees. Male trees produce pollen cones while females produce two ovules that develop into the seeds. Male Ginkgos are more sought after for cultivation as the ripening fruit of female specimens emits an unpleasant scent similar to vomit.
Seed can be harvested and planted once fully matured and ripe.
Take semi-hardwood cuttings in summer
Sow seed in containers as soon as ripe.
Leaves turn golden yellow in autumn.
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Traditional medicine in the East
Ginko nuts (seeds) are eaten in Asia.
Generally problem free