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Growing Zones: 3-9
(hardy down to -30℉)

Growing Zones 3-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

40-70 ft.

Mature Width:

30-40 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


50 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:

Ginkgo biloba

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Unique Leaves - Bright Yellow Fall Foliage

- 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.

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Customer Reviews

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Ordered one of these several years ago. Somehow it got broken off after being planted. I was so sad. Decided to still give it a chance...cut off all the limbs but the largest one. Took a sock and tied it to the broken tree to have it grow up rather than out. IT WORKED!!! I continued to cut off any small branches that would try to grow out to have all the nutrients go to the one limb. If you look at it now you would never know that it started from one branch. About to order another one for my son.
January 10, 2015
Mt. Olive, NC
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.
January 1, 2013
Happy, Happy, Happy
I had ordered the same tree from another company, it came smaller and took 4 months to sprout a leaf. I thought it was dead so I ordered from these guys. Night and day, a bigger tree, fully leafed out, and I received it in less than a week. Very Happy.
July 29, 2015
over 3 years ago
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.
January 1, 2013
this is one of my favorite trees.
this is one of the best trees for kentucky. It is the second most storm tolerant tree after the giant redwood sequoiadendron.
I highly recommend this tree and all the three redwood species and the
December 2, 2014
cadiz, KY
Growing Zone:
Looking good so far!
We got the 5' ginko tree in February while it was dormant hoping to plant it within a week. However, the weather turned really terrible so we buried the roots in some mulch. Well, it was the coldest February in years - the roots froze solid for 4 weeks. The tree didn't get planted until late March.

We followed the planting directions and also used the special root powder in the planting kit we ordered with the tree. We were doubtful it could have survived the winter but it did. Amazingly enough, it came to life in late April (the ginko seems to leaf out a little later than other trees in Northern Virginia) and has grown at least a foot so far. It looks very healthy (and happy). Looking forward to many more years of watching it grow. A great tree.
July 24, 2015
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
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.
January 1, 2013
Arrived with Leaves & Healthy
right size for box in shipping,However, the root ball very small & loose..., it manged the journey, I previously order a ginkgo ,
from you and it is at home growing strong
I had ordered from another vendor and their shipping was terrible , you have the shipping down pat, but root balls on this shipment look like you pulled them out in a rush put them in a pot stuffed some loose bark & soil , put a bag on it and in the box it went, Your trees are good stock & live I cannot say the same for the other vendor
September 10, 2015
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
Great color, grows fast, very hardy, even survives the deer scrap
January 1, 2013
over 7 years ago
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
January 1, 2013
over 5 years ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Ginkgo Tree

Ginkgo Tree Planting Diretions

 The Ginkgo Tree is an amazing tree that is one of the oldest living species on earth, making it a tough tree that requires little maintenance while adding many years of natural beauty to your landscape. Here is a useful guide to ensure your Ginkgo lives well into the next century.

Location: Select a spot that takes the mature height and width of your Ginkgo Tree into consideration. This incredible tree can soar to 100 feet tall and 50 feet wide. Give it an area surrounded by well-draining, preferably sandy soil. Make sure the location has ample sun as Ginkgos do not grow well in the shade.

Planting Instructions:
1)Dig a hole twice as wide and a little deeper than the root ball.
2) Break up the bottom of the hole and add a 2 inch layer of planting compost into the bottom of the hole.
3) Soak the Ginkgo Tree in a bucket of water before planting.
4) Once the roots are hydrated, place the tree in the hole.  The surface of the root ball should be about 1 inch below ground level.
5) Replace the soil you removed from the bottom of the hole, filling in around the root ball then water the planting site.
6) Add bark mulch to the planting area and keep it moist but not waterlogged through the first growing season.

Watering: Water your Ginkgo tree regularly each week and more often as necessary during hot, dry periods.

Pruning: Pruning early to develop one central leader is highly recommended to ensure healthy, strong development.

Fertilization: There is no need to add fertilizer as Ginkgo Trees will thrive with the nutrients available in the soil.  If desired, you can fertilize with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in the spring.

Pests: Ginkgo is virtually pest free. It’s even resistant to gypsy moths.

*Avoid planting near low hanging power lines or overhead obstructions.
*Do not over water your Ginkgo Tree


Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
To plant as a memorial for my husband. He liked Ginko trees.
Donna W on Jun 26, 2018
It's a prehistoric tree that has been around since the time of the dinosaurs. Pretty cool to have one growing in our front yard. The brilliant yellow leaves are a nice addition to the fall colors.
Sergio B on Jun 18, 2018
To plant as a memorial for my husband. He liked Ginko trees.
Donna W on Jun 26, 2018
The beauty of this tree
Gm sally M on Jun 23, 2018
It's a prehistoric tree that has been around since the time of the dinosaurs. Pretty cool to have one growing in our front yard. The brilliant yellow leaves are a nice addition to the fall colors.
Sergio B on Jun 18, 2018
The tree is beautiful and it will add color in my yard.
James R on May 19, 2018
We chose this tree for its beautiful color and privacy for our backyard.
Tammy S on May 18, 2018
Birthday present for the wife.
Zoe A on Apr 24, 2018
I picked this tree because of its beautiful fall foliage and its hardiness.
Dorothy G on Apr 6, 2018
read about gingko trees in newspaper
Louis G on Mar 31, 2018
They are unusual tree for my neighborhood filled with maples and oaks.
Debra P on Mar 1, 2018
Slow growing, but beautiful ornamental tree that is unique to most landscapes
Jeff M on Jan 30, 2018
beautiful, majestic fall foliage
Martha R on Jan 9, 2018
We had one at our previous home that we planted 25 years ago. Beautiful in the fall.
Anton M on Dec 19, 2017
We had a very, very old ginkgo in the front yard of our house in upstate NY and loved it. It is my hope that this new tree will go equally well in our New home in FL.
Elizabeth J on Dec 16, 2017
The beautiful golden leaves
julia s on Dec 15, 2017
I wanted a male Ginko and I wanted one with a root ball.
William T on Dec 12, 2017
My husband holds the Ginkgo tree in highest regard. I am hopeful that this Christmas gift will make him smile.
Debbie N on Nov 28, 2017
I choose it for it's beauty & medicinal value!
Christena K on Nov 26, 2017
You charged shipping when you said there was no shipping, if I ordered more????
William H on Nov 26, 2017
I like it.
Marc B on Nov 19, 2017
Vibrant color
Cindy M on Nov 10, 2017
Wife loves the leaves, I love the fall color.
Patrick V on Nov 4, 2017
Beautiful shape and foilage. Unique structure of limbs.
Robert S on Oct 29, 2017
excellent shape on arrival, doing well so far
david b on Oct 28, 2017
Trying to mix things up there bee.
canaan b on Oct 28, 2017
Vibrant fall color
Jean T on Oct 28, 2017
Unique and beautiful tree.
Matthew R on Oct 25, 2017
Beautiful fall foliage!
Tim L on Apr 9, 2017
The Gingko Tree has fascinating leaf characteristics. The reviews that I have read about how long the tree lives and how hardy it is are definitely great selling point.

Amelia, Plano, Texas
Amelia E on Mar 28, 2017
I had been looking for this tree for a couple of years - making sure it to be male. It's a good drought/wind/pest/disease resistant tree, but it needs to be male. The female has a fruit that would keep anyone away, including yourself from the yard. Was glad to have found HIM here and two years of growing, he's small but still going!
Jill G on Mar 27, 2017
I read about the ginkgo in an issue of "Horticulture" and was intrigued by its ancient pedigree and unique and striking beauty. Having a spot in my front lawn just crying out for a nice tree, I decided it would be perfect. Tomorrow is the first day of spring, and I can't wait to receive it and get it planted.
John K on Mar 19, 2017
This tree has such beautiful fall foliage. My wife remembers a Ginko tree outside of her father's office. She was so enchanted by its look and foliage that she wanted one on our retirement home property.
Robert T on Mar 16, 2017
I have always enjoyed this tree and it brings back memories of my son and our gardening together. I love to watch the leaves fall in the fall for they came down like rain, all within a day or two and they were ready to pick up.
Marilyn K M on Mar 13, 2017
for the shade
juan jose c on Mar 4, 2017
customer request
David B on Mar 2, 2017
Color is beautiful and the branching is unique
Crystal K on Feb 26, 2017
It is beautiful tree what I like.
Angel W on Feb 24, 2017
Had read about this tree and how old the ginkgo trees are. I will probably buy another next year.
Mary B on Feb 20, 2017
Beautiful leaves.
Katrin S on Feb 19, 2017
I like the yellow
Julie H on Feb 11, 2017
Beautiful leaves, hardiness and fall color.
Deborah N on Jan 23, 2017
It's beautiful yellow color!
Ian S on Jan 7, 2017
It's the most beautiful tree in the fall and is an ancient connection to the days of dinosaurs
Leslie M on Dec 22, 2016
I chose the Ginkgo tree because of it's heartiness in poorer soil conditions and Zone 8 compatibility. Certainly the fast growth also played a factor. But the clincher was the fall color of this tree and how it will compliment the other trees and shrubbery in my back yard.
Eric F on Nov 29, 2016
Fall color
Jeremy M on Nov 24, 2016
Beautiful leaves and an asset to any home.
Andrew B on Nov 22, 2016
I know this is an heirloom tree that has been on the Earth since before civilizations. I have always wanted to plant one. This tree arrived very strong and healthy. The leaves turned a beautiful yellow in the Fall. It established in its new home very well, and is now going dormant for the winter. I can't wait to welcome it back in the Spring. It's a unique little piece of history in our yard.
Lillian T on Nov 16, 2016
Fall color
Rachel C on Nov 15, 2016
great tree for my yard
David B on Nov 13, 2016
Different looking tree for my yard.
Bradley P on Nov 7, 2016
cici c on Oct 30, 2016
The beauty of this tree
Gm sally M on Jun 23, 2018
The tree is beautiful and it will add color in my yard.
James R on May 19, 2018
How fast does this tree grow?
Kimberly E on Jul 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I've only had mine for 2 years and last year it spent all it's energy growing roots but this year it has grown about 6 inches so far. I would say they are a slow to moderate grower, but a lot depends on the location , soil, etc..
Is Ginko Deer resistant ?
River Camper on Jul 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It is is deer resistant. However if food is sparse deer will eat anything.
How fast do they grow?
A shopper on Oct 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Mine filled out the first year and now is about 18" taller than last year. Foliage is turning from green to bright yellow now. It is now 7 ft tall
Is it a male tree?
Jackie on Aug 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes we only carry the male.
Can you buy the version of this tree that lives 3,000 years?
Ray M on Aug 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: All ginkgo tree, giving the right environment, will live to 3,000 years old. Unless you plan to live in the deep forest, your young gingko tree probably won't last as long since the tree may be cut by down new owner of your land 500 years from now. Enjoy the ginkgo tree while you are alive, the pedigree of the tree doesn't matter.
Are your trees grafted onto rootstock?
Elizabeth M on Jun 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Our Gingko plants are grown on their own roots from seed. Our large 4-5 ft size has been growing for 5 years, is well-branched and with a well-developed root system. The 3-4 ft size is a healthy, well-developed plant, also, but is younger and smaller - and also costs less! We occasionally have other sizes due to availability, but all our plants are well-grown and high quality.
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 don't know your location. Ours is beside the driveway. I have seen ginkgo trees planted between the sidewalk and curb in Rochester, NY.
Leaf description?
A shopper on Jun 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The leaf is shaped like a ladies hand held fan & the stem would be the handle of the fan.
Does the ginkgo tree shed its leaves in the fall or winter? Thank you
Rain M on Sep 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Between autumn and fall the leaves turn a beautiful golden yelllow color and then start falling. It is a gorgeous tree and adds beauty to the season!
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.
Is this a male tree?
Barb K on May 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We only sell the Male version of the Ginkgo Tree.
Is it too late to plant a Ginkgo this year? I live in NJ.
[email protected] d on Nov 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The rule for tree planting is simple. If you dig the hole, you can plant the tree. (e.g. if the ground is not frozen!). The fall is the best time to plant because the tree is dormant and has a chance for the ground to settle around the roots all winter. Go ahead with your planting.
Who stocks the tree in the Lewisville tx area.? Is it true that the tree lives for several hundred years ? Will it live in this areas clay soil. Are you happy with your tree ?
Margaret R on Sep 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The ginkgo tree is remarkable. They can live for thousands of years and have been evolutionarily unchanged for over 270 million years. Some say the oldest species of tree in the world. It is highly adaptable to soil conditions and highly resistant to disease and pest. One of my favorite trees. I would never not recommend a ginkgo tree.
How can you tell whether you are getting a male or a female tree?
Ronald on Nov 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It states in the description that it is a male. I've had my Ginkgo about 2 years now and it is male as it doesn't bear fruit.
I live in zone 9, Fernadina Beach, FL. We are a mile from the Atlantic ocean. Will a bingo tree do well here?
Jeanne M on Sep 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 3-9. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
They are Moderately Salt Tolerant
Why don't my Ginko leaves turn yellow in Fall?
Gary K on Sep 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The reason for that could be that it is not mature enough yet.
I want to plant a Ginkgo right up next to my concrete patio. Do I need to worry about the roots messing with the patio?
Rachel C on Sep 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I think the roots go down rather than out. I say this because a local town planted Ginkgo trees in their parking lot and another planted them along a sidewalk. However I planted mine to the side of my yard because I wanted the shade and beauty there.
Why some Gingko tree have green foliage?
king fred on Aug 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: When the tree leafs out in the spring the leaves are green, and in the fall they turn yellow before they fall off the tree. It's the same with a lot of trees...I think maple tree leaves are green, but they turn red before falling. I'm no expert on this subject. I simply bought a gingko tree as a gift for a family member, and since then I have been asked to answer questions about the tree.
How messy dropping leaves is this male variety of the Ginkgo Tree? Iam looking for a front yard tree, that does not require a lot of raking all year.
Linda B on Sep 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We bought ours 2 years ago, and so far it hasn't dropped any leaves, except for the fall when the leaves are supposed to come off. it is very beautiful, doesn't need much care, and looks refreshingly different than all of the other maples, oak, etc. in our neighborhood!
Will the Ginko tolerate basic and slow draining soil? I understand that some trees in my area suffer iron chlorosis.
John B on Aug 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: These trees are very tolerant to different soils, but prefer sandy. We planted one, about a 4ft tree, in Manheim type silty soil three years ago.(Manheim soil is thick, silty/loamy/ with lower strata turning to clay. It forms in areas of shale, like we have in central NY state.) The tree was lean the first year, but continued to survive with very little care. It is still growing strong today, is fuller, and about 2ft taller. We have long loved it's unique leaf shape, bright yellow fall foliage, ancient history, and medicinal nature, but only planted it as a road-side shade tree. The internet offers more descriptions about preferable soils, but I think it will grow fine in basic soil. Perhaps you can treat the immediate area with a mix of compost and sand before planting it. We also typically deposit a small packet of root nutrients before we plant any of our trees. It includes essential enzymes to establish better root systems very quickly. Once the roots set...about a couple of years, it should be fine. Good luck.
Is the root system shallow or deep for this tree?
Tammie K on Jun 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The root system is not shallow...runs the depth of most deciduous trees.
What kind of gingko is this?
Kailie W on Aug 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: it is the Maidenhare Ginko.
does it have invasive root system?
Diana on May 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, gingko trees are deep rooted, and while it is possible they could sprout buds from the trunk, they ordinarily reproduce by pollination, instead of rapidly spreading by the root system like bamboo.
Is it possible to plant these trees 9 feet a part in a line? I'm looking for trees to plant along a fence.
Lindsey G on Jul 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There mature width is 30-40ft wide. I would plant them at least 15-20ft apart.
is this tree safe to plant around horses?
Raul B on Jan 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There have not been any reports that they are toxic to horses.
Can I plant it now in July , getting hot days summer in New Jersey?
Natalia on Jul 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can plant now, the key thing would be making sure it gets enough water.
Where are your trees shipped from if I live in Pennsylvania?
Char N on Jun 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: All of our trees ship from SC.

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