Plant Care Ginkgo Tree

Ginkgo Tree

About Ginkgo Tree

Ginkgo is a large deciduous tree that reaches 50 to 80 feet in height and 30 to 40 feet wide. It has unique fan shaped leaves and plum like yellow orange seeds on the female trees only. It grows in Zone 8 and 9 in the Southeast and is tolerant of drought, heat and air pollution.


Ginkgo biloba

Also known as

Ginkgo, Maidenhair tree, Gingko and Ginkgo Tree

How to care for Ginkgo Tree


How often to water your Ginkgo Tree

Water needs for Ginkgo Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Ginkgo Tree needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Ginkgo Tree

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Ginkgo Tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Ginkgo Tree: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Ginkgo Tree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Ginkgo Tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Ginkgo Tree in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Ginkgo Tree

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Ginkgo Tree: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Ginkgo Tree after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Ginkgo Tree is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Ginkgo Tree

Ginkgo Tree

Ginkgo Tree

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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