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Ginkgo trees are known for their incredible color. Every fall, like clockwork, you get an unmatched display of neon-yellow fall foliage!

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• Colorful, unique foliage 
• Pest and drought resistant 

An unusual ornamental tree famous for its interesting shape and vibrant foliage! 

The Ginkgo tree is sure to make your landscape stand out! You’ll be fascinated by its tall, rounded form and delicately shaped leaves. 

This is one of the first trees to change colors in the autumn months. While other trees are still green, the Ginkgo turns almost fluorescent yellow! 

This hardy tree thrives all over the United States! It is perfect for urban areas… it won’t be bothered by smog and other pollution. 

Here at the Fast Growing Tree Nursery, we stock the male variety of the Ginkgo; this has a number of advantages over the female variety of this tree. Unlike the female Ginkgo, the male does not bear fruit which fall to the ground causing a sticky mess. Because it does not bear fruit, the male Ginkgo also does not emit the terrible smell that the female variety is renowned for. 

Adaptable to many different types of soil, the Ginkgo is resistant to pests, and will be drought resistant in maturity.














Growing Zones: 3-9

Mature Height: 40-70 ft.
Mature Width: 30-40 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Very Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Ginkgo biloba
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 3-9
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 3-9
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It's Easy to Plant your Ginkgo Tree

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Ginkgo Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Ginkgo Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Ginkgo Tree again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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Bought this tree 2 1/2 years ago. While its still alive, the tree looks exactly the same as when I received it (3 branches with sparse leaves). Not happy with the results
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December 31, 2012
This spring marks the fourth year our three trees. The trees are full of leaves and brighten up our yard each fall. They are growing much slower than I'd like. Hoping for a big growth this year.
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December 31, 2012
Great color, grows fast, very hardy, even survives the deer scrap
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December 31, 2012
3 years ago
I ordered this male ginkgo tree on Saturday and it arrived on Thursday. I was so excited to add it to my yard that I immediately planted it exactly according to directions with the accompanying kit. It is so healthy and is a lovely addition in the large open space around our long driveway. Looking forward to watching it grow.
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December 31, 2012
This ancient Chinese tree is profoundly beautiful and historical. Mid-sized, and the fan-shaped leaves are a lovely soft green in summer and they change to bright yellow in the Fall. At the first freeze every single leaf drops dramatically at once. Hardy and resistant to pollution.
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December 31, 2012
Planted tree late last fall [2012]. Tree is doing fine and growing, can't wait to see fall leaves. This tree is one of the most beautiful fall colored trees I've ever seen
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December 31, 2012
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How fast does this tree grow?
Kimberly E on Jul 28, 2014
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i have clay in my yard wiil ginko tree survive , its drooping?
A shopper on Jun 3, 2014
Best Answer: I found this:
Ginkgo biloba trees require well-draining soil to thrive. They grow in heavy clay, loam or light,
sandy soil, but of all these soil types, sandy soil is best for the ginkgo tree. When you dig a hole for your ginkgo tree, fill the bottom with a 2-inch layer of compost. Ginkgo does not need additional fertilizer to thrive. Ginkgo trees must receive full sun; they grow poorly in the shade. Keep the soil moist during its first three to five years. The ginkgo tree is drought tolerant after that time. You may want to use caution when watering as clay does not drain well, which could result in over watering.
Reply · Report · Richard H on Jun 3, 2014
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how often and how much to water a newly planted 1" diameter gingko tree? Its between sidewalk and street in Oakland, CA. Would a treegator be good as the primary watering way? and how often to fill?
Thaddea P on Jun 13, 2014
Best Answer: Ginkgo Trees don't like to be over watered. The soil should be moist, but not over saturated. I would recommend checking your soil on a weekly basis and seeing if you need to water your tree yourself instead of using a tree gator.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 18, 2014
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I live in a VERY VERY windy area (Cape L'Agulas most Southern point of Africa) all year even the milk wood tree suffers how sustainable is this tree under windy conditions.
Can one use the leaves for medicine use?
Thank you for your web site it is really informative
Paul P on Jun 20, 2014
Best Answer: I live in South Dakota, it is incredibly windy here as well..we had 90 mile an hour sustained winds last week. Still, my gingko has been able to tough it out. I have heard that gingko leaves are used medicinally by the Chinese to help with memory by increasing blood flow to the brain.
Reply · Report · Scott B on Jun 21, 2014
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What kind of Ginkgo is this? autumn gold, princeton, or ??
Milan D on Jun 7, 2014
Best Answer: The Gingko Tree is the Ginkgo biloba
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 13, 2014
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Do you ship to California?
William B on Jun 4, 2014
Best Answer: YES! We ship to California every day.
Reply · Report · Justin FStaff on Jun 4, 2014
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how fast growing ?
A shopper on Oct 21, 2014
Best Answer: Planted two of them 2 years ago. Was 5' 6" last fall and grew to 6' this last spring. I expect they will grow more than 6" next Spring. All the trees I've planted have really taken off by the 3rd or 4th year.
Reply · Report · Chris D on Oct 21, 2014
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A Ginkgo Princeton Sentry was recommended by my Twp. Planners for planting between the sidewalk and curb. Is this a good tree for that purpose?
J B on Jun 6, 2014
Best Answer: I have purchased mine just about a year ago, I was really happy it came back to life after the winter not too severe winter in NC. It's a really nice looking tree I like the leave shape and is growing. Wish I could awanser about your location and not sure how large it will get the pic on fast growing trees is a prime specimen and results will differ my tree is about 6 ft tall. Only time will tell on your location and if it will get in the way of pedestrians ect. Good luck. Overall I really like the tree. Several of them would be nice site to look at
Reply · Report · Thomas P on Jun 6, 2014
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How is this tree shipped...bare root or in a container?
perry k on May 31, 2014
Best Answer: The tree was shipped in a box with the root ball wrapped in burlap and i a container.
Reply · Report · David A on May 31, 2014
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Leaf description?
A shopper on Jun 3, 2014
Best Answer: WEll I received one largish tree and then two small stem trees. The only on that took was one of the smaller stems (it was a stick about 2 feet long) The big one took at first but did not last the winter so I do not know how it turned in the fall. THe leaves that I see on the small one is your usual green gigko leaf. Were you looking for anything else description wise?
Reply · Report · jane m on Jun 4, 2014
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Do you have some that is 5-6 ft? When will you have larger ginkgoes?
A shopper on Oct 18, 2014
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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3 or 4. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

  Zone Shipping Resumes
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  Zone 4 May 1st
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Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

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Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $8.95
$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
$24.00-$39.99 $14.95
$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
$80.00-$98.99 $23.95
$99+ 28% of order total

Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.

Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.