The Ginkgo is a tree that has long been on our planet grows.
Around 3 million years ago, this tree for the entire northern hemisphere. Thereafter the tree in our almost extinct, but in Asia it is still a very common common type and is often planted near temples.
The autumn coloration of the Ginkgo biloba
Gingko biloba ‘Fastigiata’
The tree is considered a sacred tree.
The “fruit”, actually the seeds look like an apricot with a silver glow. This is also the name.
Not all the trees bear the “fruits”, only the female trees. In Asia, this fruit a delicacy.
The trees are also known in homeopathy, so they would cure a lot of geriatric diseases. Was scientifically established that even the mental state of dementia improved after using an extract of Ginkgo leaves.
With us, especially the male trees are planted, because the fruit also spread an unpleasant odor.
Ginkgo biloba leaf detail
The ginkgo, or Japanese walnut, slowly turns yellow in autumn, after the leaves fall and replaced in the spring the young leaves.
It is not a deciduous tree or conifer. The leaves consist of fused needles, making them an attractive fan shape.
The tree itself is cone-shaped and grows pretty straight up. He has a pretty rough dark gray bark with thick ribs.
A frequently planted cultivar is the Ginkgo biloba ‘Fastigiata’ that fits well in small gardens and columnar growth.
This is a hardy tree that is not a place to keep wet, too windy to tolerate it less well.
Discoloration Autumn Ginkgo biloba ‘Fastigiata’
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