Ginkgo biloba

A throwback to prehistoric times, the gingko is a beautiful shade tree with unique fan-shaped leaves that turn a beautiful yellow in fall, and distinctly furrowed corky bark that is gray-white in color. This tough urban tree is able to withstand varied conditions and stresses. Only plant male varieties to avoid the unpleasant smells associated with rotting ginkgo fruits.

Size and Light Requirements

The gingko tree needs full sun and is slow growing – reaching 30 feet in height in approximately 40 years.

Plant This Tree

You can get up to $50 back for planting this tree yourself through our tree rebate program.

Find Another Tree

All the trees in this guide have been selected by Casey Trees and are well adapted to the soil and conditions present in Washington, DC.

Photo Credits

Alberto Salguero, Moonchild73, Marcin Kolasiński, C. Chen