An eye-catching but slow growing tree with distinct rich green, fan-shaped leaves in Spring and Summer turning buttery yellow in Autumn. With fossils dating the Ginkgo as over 200 million years old it will not be surprising to learn Ginkgo are hardy, resilient and tolerant of heat, frost, drought, pollution and most soil types.
Ginkgos are dioecisous, which means they have entirely separate male and female plants although it is hard to tell the difference. It can take 20 years before sexual characteristics are displayed. Both males and female trees grow to the same size, shape and have the same tolerances.
Male Ginkgos do not produce fruit or seeds. The gender reveal will be a display of 2.5cm catkins in Spring that produce pollen. In contrast a female Ginkgo will produce a fruit in Autumn renown for smelling terrible!