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5 Tips on Planting Gingko Trees

Are you looking to add a little fall color to your landscape?

As autumn season begins to bloom, you might notice a beautifully colored yellow gingko tree also putting on a show. These trees are believed to be the oldest living species of tree on earth. They can live up to 1,000 years and grow 120 feet tall.

If you are looking to add a pop of fall color to your landscape with an unusual tree, the gingko tree is perfect for you. Today, we are sharing 5 tips about growing this sacred tree.

Tips on Planting Gingko Trees

  1. Gingko Trees Are Strong
    According to Gardening Know How, gingko trees actually survived the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima. They are also known to be pest resistant and drought resistant.The gingko leaf has become a symbol of strength, bringing inspiration and comfort.
  2. Health Benefits
    While the gingko tree is not regulated or sanctioned by the FDA, it has been reported that the tree seeds provide ancient medicinal benefits. These benefits include improving memory and concentration, relief from PMS symptoms, and even MS symptoms.Make sure to avoid any herbal products that contain fresh or roasted seeds because they contain a toxic chemical that could cause seizures and death.
  3. Only Plant Male Varieties
    Female trees actually produce a fruit that produces a poor smelling odor. The odor has been described to smell like vomit. Avoid the nasty smell by planting any of the follow varieties,

    • Autumn Gold
    • Fastigiata
    • Princeton Sentry
  4. Planting Tips
    • Plant this tree in any of the hardiness zone between 3 and 8. /how-to-understand-gardening-zones/
    • Plant in full sun.
    • Plant about 20 feet away from any structures, utility lines or septic systems.
  5. Install Aeration Tubes
    Until the tree reaches maturation, which is when the tree has grown about 30 feet tall, you have to make sure the tree is watered regularly. By installing aeration tubes, you take the work out of watering because they are a direct-to-root watering system.To find about more about aeration tubes view What Every Gardener Needs to Know about Planting Trees.

If you are looking to add a splash of yellow to your fall color landscape, you may like to consider the ginko tree. While they add a spectacular hue of color in the fall, they are also pest resistant and drought resistant.

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