Character: deciduous shade tree
Ultimate size: 50’-80’ height x variable spread
Flower: rare…possibly after 20 years
Fruit: female tree only…very objectionable odor
Fall color: brilliant yellow
For centuries the Ginkgo tree was thought to be extinct in the wild, but is now known to grow wild in at least two small areas in eastern China. A bright green in the spring and summer, the leaves turn a soft yellow in the fall.
Location in the Sculpture Park
The stately Ginkgo forms the two large formal arrangements in the Terraces that lead to the expansive South Lawn. These trees provide shade for many of the popular activities people enjoy in the Park on a regular basis. such as picnics and sports.