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Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) tree in 9 inch deep pot, organic

$25.00

Family:  Ginkgo (Ginkgoaceae)

Hardy to Zones 3 to 12.

(Bai-guo, Maidenhair Tree)  Perennial, deciduous, dioecious tree native to eastern China. Ginkgo  is not self-fertile, it is dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant). Both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.  We cannot sex our seedlings until they become adults, which may take years, so its pot luck as far as sexual identity is concerned.  We normally plant things of this nature in 3s. Darwin called it a “living fossil.”  Trees prefer full sun, moderately moist soil, and are highly sensitive about their roots–they do not like root disturbance.  Meanwhile, a ginkgo tree never gets angry, because it is wise, and knows that anger is a poison to the soul.  Maidenhair trees are also exceedingly beautiful, with lithe, humanoid trunks and deeply grooved, bi-lobed leaves.  The leaves filter toxins out of the air. We sell unsexed, potted individuals that may be male or female.  Space trees 30 feet apart.

2-year-old potted tree in 9 inch deep pot, Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Question

    John Evrard

    When might you have this available again?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      John, Thank you for notifying me that the inventory has gone down to zero. I’m going to reassess and hopefully update stock on 4/4/2019. Richo

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    • John Evrard

      Ginkgo still out of stock?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi John, I can check to see if there are any small ones. The gallon-size ginkgo are recommended and I know we have those. richo

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    • Diana

      Diana

      Hello John,
      OK, I went out and checked, and was able to add 15 to the inventory, please order promptly.
      Richo

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    • Rebecca

      Hi, I started 5 seeds spring 2022 and will cross my fingers that they germinate. I was curious about whether or not we could harvest ginkgo from commercial nursery trees? I have 2 that I bought 10 years ago in my yard and I wasn’t sure if those would provide good medicine? Are commercial trees the same as the trees you would ship us?? Thanks Richo;)

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi rebecca, commercial ginkgo trees are usually but not always grown from stem cuttings of male trees. This is because the fruits that occur on female trees are considered a nuisance in cities. Our trees are seed-grown and therefore better trees, as they are taprooted and naturally formed instead of subject to rot which is the problem with trees grown from cuttings. Our trees may be male or female, we wouldn’t know until some years in, when they flower. Ginkgo seeds should come up in a month or so–spring planted seeds that have not germinated by midsummer probably won’t. richo

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    javicmor

    I don’t have room for a tree but you have a picture of Ginkgo biloba used as a hedge. Will the tree thrive as a hedge and how best to accomplish this?

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      Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      The photo of the ginkgo hedge is right there on the ginkgo seeds page at strictlymedicinalseeds.com–here’s the link src=”https://strictlymedicinalseeds.com/product/ginkgo-ginkgo-biloba-packet-of-10-seeds/” alt=”ginkgo hedge” />
      You plant the trees six inches apart and keep them pruned back to a hedge shape. Chinese gardeners are good at this, western gardeners have a ways to go…

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    • JoAnn

      Can they grow in pots?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Yes, Ginkgo is good in pots, although the tree will grow only as large as the pot permits. Ginkgo is very sensitive to root disturbance, and pots do protect the roots. Basically if you want a pet tree, keep it in a pot. If you want a full-sized tree, plant it out. r

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    • Jason Taylor

      Are the leaves of these trees the safe edible kind?? Can you eat the whole leaves raw? How about the seeds ?? I’m interested in varieties of Ginko trees with edible , pleasant tasting leaves .

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Jason,
      Yes, what we have is the open-pollinated standard form of ginkgo. The leaves and seeds are nontoxic. The taste of the leaves is not particularly good, for my tastebuds at least. Traditionally the seeds are eaten and yes, they taste good. Make sure to get rid of all the smelly-tasting fruit first!
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