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Order: Ginkgoales
   Family: Ginkgoaceae
            Genus: Ginkgo
                        Specie: biloba

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 100 ft (30 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Yellow-green fan-shaped leaves turning golden yellow in autumn

Uses: Specimen tree Large gardens Winter silhouette Conifer gardens

Zones: 3?10

Description: This species grows to a height of about 100 ft (30 m) or more and is very long lived, the crown only developing fully after the first 100 years or so. A specimen in Kew Gardens is known to have been planted in 1754. The leaves are fan-shaped with many par

Growth Habit: Erect when young, spreading with age; pendulous lower branches

Comments: Extinct in the wild; fruit from female tree has unpleasant smell

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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