maidenhair tree (Ginkgo biloba)

Native: China

General Notes:

Ginkgo biloba in Sacramento Capital Park #223 is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 84 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 188 inches and a crown spread of 77 feet.

Tree Characteristics

  • Shape: Conical
  • Foliage: Deciduous, Rhomboidal, Medium to Light Green, Gold,
  • Height: 35 - 65 feet.
  • Width: 25 feet.
  • Flowers: Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring
  • Fruit: Orange or Yellow Drupe, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Fall.
  • Bark: Light Green, Fissured.
  • Shading Capacity: Moderate in Leaf, Moderately Low out of Leaf
  • Litter Issue: Wet Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

  • Zones: Sunset 1 - 10, 12 and 14 – 24, USDA Hardiness 5 - 9.
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Pests & Disease Information

  • Resistant: Oak Root Fungus.
  • Susceptible: Anthracnose.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

  • Branch Strength: Strong.
  • Root Damage Potential: Moderate.
  • Health Hazard: Allergy and Irritant
  • Biogenic Emissions: Moderate.
  • Attracts: Squirrels

Source:

SelecTree. "Ginkgo biloba Tree Record." 1995-2018. Mar 14, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/ginkgo-biloba >

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