Ginkgo biloba (ginkgo, maidenhair tree)

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Key Characteristics

  • Leaves are alternate, simple, fan shaped and borne in clusters on short spur shoots
  • The tree is dioecious, the males are commonly planted in cities, the females are less so because they tend to smell bad
  • Fruits have a pulp covered seed
  • Shade intolerant
  • Grows strongly excurrent unless open grown with horizontal lateral branches

Sourced from a field lab in Fall 2011


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Many come from Steve Baskauf at Vanderbilt University

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