Unique leaves and glowing yellow autumn colour. Simply an awesome ancient species. Gives very light shade so it won’t compete with undergrowth. Grows to a very tall majestic tree. 1000 year old specimens are found growing on Chinese Buddhist Temple grounds, so plan well. Gendered species. Easy to grow. Tough enough for urban planting. Suitable for bonsai. Known as a “living fossil”, the ginkgo is also named “white nut”.
- Seed Count: 8-10
- Collection Date: Oct 2018
- Hardiness Zone: 4-9
- Height and Width: 10m x 5m
- Germination test type: float
How to germinate Ginkgo biloba seeds:
Stratified seed; will be kept in moist medium to maintain viability and prompt germination. Store appropriately until you’re ready to sow as this seed doesn’t take kindly to being dry as this is lethal to the embryo. Deep pots are best to grow in. Sow thinly 2 cm deep in a layer of sand. Keep moist; stratify for 90 days; optimum germination temp: 20-25 C. Do not let freeze either.