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Cultural Details for Ginkgo biloba 'Saratoga'

Common Name:
Saratoga Ginkgo, Maidenhair Tree

Growth Rate:
Slow to Medium

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Dioecious, male flowers are borne on the short shoots in cylindrical, 1" long catkins during March to April; the female on 1.5-2" long pedicel bearing 1 or 2 greenish ovules.

Fruit Details:
This male cultivar produces no fruit. But if it did, the Ginkgo fruit is actually a smelly, messy naked seed (not a true fruit); tan to orangish in color with a plum-like shape

Fall Color:
A brilliant Yellow

Bark Details:
Usually gray-brown ridges with darker furrows

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
None serious

Native Habitat:
Eastern China

Other Features:
The Ginkgo is widely known for its medicinal properties. This male cultivar has a strong central leader and an upright, narrow habit.

Culture and Care:
Prefers sandy, deep, moderately moist soil with full sun, ph adaptable

This plant was blooming:
4/2/2007 - 4/5/2007
4/15/2005 - 4/22/2005

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
1320, 2650, 2660

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.