Ginko Biloba (Ginko Biloba) Organic Non GMO - Tree

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Ginko Biloba (Ginko Biloba) Organic Non GMO - Tree 

Ginkgo biloba, commonly known as the maidenhair tree, is a deciduous tree renowned for its unique fan-shaped leaves. Belonging to the Ginkgoaceae family, it is a living fossil, with no close living relatives. Ginkgo biloba is dioecious, meaning individual trees are either male or female.

Embracing a rich history dating back millions of years, Ginkgo biloba is not only an ornamental tree but also known for its potential health benefits, particularly in traditional medicine. Note that if you desire the distinctive foliage without the fruit, consider planting a male specimen.


Growing Instructions:

  • Full Sun to partial shade
  • Prepare Soil: Plant the seeds in well-draining soil. A mix of potting soil and sand works well. Plant seeds about an inch deep.
  • Cold Stratification: Ginkgo seeds often require cold stratification to break dormancy. Place the seeds in a plastic bag with moist vermiculite or peat moss and refrigerate for 2-3 months.
  • Germination: After stratification, sow the seeds in pots or directly in the ground. Water consistently, keeping the soil moist but not waterlogged.
  • Transplanting: Once seedlings reach a few inches in height, transplant them into larger containers or directly into the garden.
  • Care: Provide sunlight, and as the seedlings grow, gradually expose them to outdoor conditions. Water regularly and protect them from extreme weather.
  • Growing ginkgo trees from seeds requires patience, as they may take several years to develop into mature trees.
  • Climate: Ginkgo biloba is adaptable to various climates but thrives in temperate zones.
  • Watering: Provide consistent watering, especially during dry periods. However, Ginkgo trees are tolerant of occasional drought.
  • Fertilization: Use a balanced fertilizer in spring to support growth.
  • Pruning: Minimal pruning is required, mainly to shape the tree or remove dead branches.
  • Pests and Diseases: Ginkgo trees are generally resistant to pests and diseases, making them low-maintenance.
  • Male vs. Female Trees: Female trees produce fruit with a foul odour, so male trees are often preferred for landscaping.
  • Seed count: 10

Ginkgo biloba is associated with various potential benefits, although individual responses may vary. Here are some commonly attributed advantages:

1. **Cognitive Function:** Believed to enhance memory and cognitive function, Ginkgo biloba is often used to support mental sharpness.

2. **Antioxidant Properties:** Acts as an antioxidant, helping to combat oxidative stress in the body.

3. **Improved Blood Circulation:** Ginkgo may enhance blood flow, potentially aiding conditions related to poor circulation.

4. **Eye Health:** Some studies suggest that Ginkgo biloba may benefit eye health by improving blood flow and protecting against age-related macular degeneration.

5. **Reduced Anxiety and Depression:** There is some evidence to suggest that Ginkgo may have a positive impact on symptoms of anxiety and depression.

6. **Anti-Inflammatory Effects:** Ginkgo biloba has anti-inflammatory properties, which may contribute to its potential health benefits.

7. **Asthma Relief:** Some individuals use Ginkgo to alleviate symptoms of asthma, although more research is needed to establish its effectiveness.

8. **Tinnitus Management:** Ginkgo biloba is sometimes explored as a complementary approach for managing tinnitus (ringing in the ears).