Ginkgo Tree

Product Description

With its unique, fan-shaped leaves that turn a brilliant yellow color in the fall, the Ginkgo tree is sure to make your landscape stand out! This “living fossil,” is undoubtedly one of the most distinct and beautiful of all deciduous trees and can be found in botanical gardens all around. It has been around for over 200 million years and is one of the oldest living trees on earth.

Also known as the Maidenhair tree, or Ginkgo Biloba scientifically, it is the only living species in the division Ginkgophyta – all others being extinct.  It was named the maidenhair tree because of the ginkgo trees leaves’ visual appearance to the Maidenhair fern. You’ll be fascinated by its tall, rounded form and delicately shaped leaves.

These large trees can either be male or female. Male trees produce no fruit but release pollen to be cross pollinated by the wind with female trees. The female ginkgo produces the fruit/seed which they are known for. The sexual identity of the tree is not known until it reaches 20 years of growth unless it is grafted. All Ginkgo Biloba trees sold by Perfect Plants are grafted male varieties.

Blooming in the late spring, the Ginkgo establishes a strong root system easily. In the fall, the Gingko’s bright green leaves will be the first to turn an almost fluorescent yellow to autumn gold. It has beautiful yellow fall color and will turn heads as a street tree for others to enjoy! Later in the season, the bright yellow leaves will fall to the ground.

Ginkgo Tree Care

This cold hardy tree thrives in a variety of soils, including clay or poor soils.  The Ginkgo enjoys full sun to partial sunlight and can tolerate many urban conditions including heat, air pollution, salt, and confined spaces. You may commonly see these urban trees grown in cities around North America and the world!

Grow across the United States in USDA growing zones 4-8. This fast growing tree can grow up to 40-60 feet tall and 30-40 feet wide making it an excellent shade tree. The Ginkgo tree growth rate is up 1-2 feet per year.

Shop the male Ginkgo Tree for sale.

Botanical Name

Gingko biloba

Sunlight Full Sun / Partial Shade
Foliage Color Green
Mature Height 40-60 ft
Mature Width 30-40 ft
Growing Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Growing Zones
Special Features
  • Medicinal benefits
  • Attractive fall foliage
  • Pest, disease and drought resistant
  • Fast growing
  • Male Tree (No Fruit)

Shipping Info

Once your Ginkgo Tree order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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  1. Chris Brendon

    Such a gorgeous tree. I planted mine this spring and it has already settled and shown new growth before winter.

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      Hi Chris, we are so glad you are pleased with your new ginkgo tree. It will grow amazingly fast and provide your yard with shade and green beauty in no time! Thank you for your business.

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