Ginkgo

Ginkgo biloba

Ginkgo: Full Tree - Click for larger image

Leaves
Twigs & Fruiting Structures
Bark
Distribution and Uses

Leaves

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Ginkgo: Leaves - Click for larger image
Ginkgo: Fruit - Click for larger image

Twigs & Fruiting Structures

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Ginkgo: Shortshoots - Click for larger image
  • Light green to light brown twigs

  • Twigs hairless, long, spurs with crowded leaf scars

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Bark

  • Grey, rough, deeply furrowed

Distribution & Uses

  • Prefers moist soils and humid temperate regions

  • Inhabits lawns and roadsides

  • Native in southeast China; planted in eastern United States and on Pacific Coast

  • Hardy tree resistant to smoke, dust, disease, ice

  • Seeds (Gingko nuts) eaten in Orient

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Ginkgo: Bark - Click for larger image