|Ginkgo leaf late in the season|
This tree is very adaptable as evidenced in its fossilization findings dating back 150 million years. The tree was once native to North America and has been reintroduced. It prefers a deep well drained soil but, will adapt to about any situation. This adaptability makes it a perfect candidate for streetscapes, new construction sites, and other hostile situations. Perhaps the most fascinating part for me is its fall leaf drop. The tree I see everyday just dropped its leaves and the process occurred over an eight hour period. At 8:00 am the tree was dropping leaves like rain fall and by 4:30 pm 95% of the leaves were on the ground. As you may have concluded this makes it a one rake tree or one mulching tree as I should say which makes fall clean up a breeze.
Warning: Only choose male varieties of this tree because the fruit of the female stinks to no end.