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Maidenhair Tree Overview
Ginkgo is a monotypic genus in the Ginkgoaceae family comprising one species of non-flowering plant, Ginkgo biloba. Ginkgo biloba is found in the wild in China but cultivated worldwide. Known as a living fossil, all other species in this genus became extinct by the end of the Pliocene 2.58 million years ago. Ginkgo biloba is a deciduous tree with fan-shaped 2-lobed leaves that turn yellow in Autumn. They are cultivated for their attractive foliage and tolerance of pollution.
How to propagate Maidenhair Tree
Seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true).
Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.
Other uses of Maidenhair Tree
Grown for the striking leaves which are fan-shaped and have a peculiar venation.