Ginkgo biloba - The Survivor

November 9, 2019

Ginkgo, the Survivor - Under the Solano Sun, by UC Master Gardeners of Solano County

Ginkgo biloba (Maidenhair tree) is a great street tree.  The Benicia Tree Foundation has used them in three projects.  They seemed to do best when planted in 15-gallon containers.  They are still a little fragile when we have bought them in 5-gallon containers.  It is on the City's palette of recomended trees, and there is a beautiful one in front of the City Gymnasium by the library.  UC Master Gardeners of Solano County issues a weekly email called Under the Solano Sun, which features horticultural news and articles relevant to Solano County.  Their November 9 email included an article with some interesting history on this species.  READ MORE

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We planted 12 Ginkgo biloba trees (on the left in photo) on Rose Drive for Arbor Day in 2017, all are growing fine.