Grindstone Ginkgo Tree
Ginkgo biloba 'Grindstone'
Mature Height: 15 to 20 ft.
Mature Spread: 6 ft.
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The Grindstone Ginkgo is a rare find for us. We usually only get a handful of these narrow upright ginkgos in each year and when we do they typically sell fast. What makes this ginkgo special is that the mother tree (found at a rest area) has a particularly tight upright columnar habit. It only grows to about 6 ft. wide, but will grow to 20 ft. tall pyramidal column in around 15 years. If you've never seen a ginkgo leaf, they are one of the most beautiful leaves of any tree. They will add an exotic appeal to any garden or yard. Ginkgo trees grow a uniform light green in the spring and darken up slightly in the summer. In the fall ginkgo trees have consistent golden leaves. The color is outstanding and can rival any other tree for fall beauty. Combine these with red maples, dogwoods, or a purple leave cherry for an amazing display.
All 'Grindstone' Ginkgo Trees are of a male selection - meaning they will not produce fruit. These trees are very hardy and have withstood the test of time. The ginkgo is literally 270 million years old, making it one of the most ancient and successful trees. When caring for these trees we recommend maintaining the usual mulch ring to protect the tree from elements, competing plants, and yard equipment for the first few years. Slow release fertilizer can be applied (per directions on the bag) in the early fall to give the tree a boost that will carry through to spring. See our care tab below for more details.
|Bloom Color:||Green pollen cones|
|Bloom Period:||Early spring|
|Fall Color:||Brilliant Yellow - Turns quickly and all at once|
|Foliage Color:||Bright green in early spring darkening with summer|
|Genus & Species:||Ginkgo biloba 'Grindstone'|
|Growth Rate:||Slow to Moderate|
|Mature Height:||15 to 20 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||6 ft.|
|Soil Type:||Adaptable and hardy, but like most trees thrives in well-drained soil high in organic matter|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.