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Ginkgo biloba


 

Ginkgo biloba
Ginkgo

Culture: Ginkgo is a very adaptable landscape and street tree, showing pH adaptability, tolerance of salt and air pollution. Although it prefers full sun and well-drained moist soil, it will adapt to a range of conditions.

This species is remarkably free of insect and disease pests.

Usage: The ginkgo is an unusual and beautiful tree, well suited for use as a landscape specimen in large areas and as a street tree. Mature trees like the one at Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, KY are impressive. To avoid problems with the malodorous "fruits", male selections are commonly used. An extract made from Ginkgo leaves has been shown to improve memory in Alzheimer patients as well as in healthy persons. Columnar forms are also available.

 
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