Medicinal ginkgo has been in use for at least 5,000 years and probably even longer. Modern ginkgo health benefits target memory and prevent certain signs of brain aging, but there are more historical uses for the plant. Learn what they are in this article.
Given how long the ginkgo trees have survived on the planet, it won’t surprise you to learn that they are generally strong and healthy. Still, ginkgo tree diseases do exist. Click here for information about the diseases of ginkgo with tips for managing sick ginkgo trees.
Even though there are very few bugs that prey on ginkgo trees, that doesn’t mean the species doesn’t have its share of ginkgo insect problems. So what kinds of ginkgo pests might be found on the tree? Click on the following article to learn more.
Ginkgo trees are unique in that they are living fossils, largely unchanged for nearly 200 million years. In the landscape, different kinds of ginkgo can be big shade trees and attractive ornamental additions to gardens. Learn about different varieties in this article.
Ginkgo bilboa has made something of a name for itself as a restorative for memory loss is extracted from the dried leaves. Ginkgo also produces rather odoriferous fruit. Stinky the fruit may be, but can you eat ginkgo fruit? Click this article to find out.
Ginkgo is a desirable landscape tree for many reasons: unique leaf shape, tolerates drought and urban locations, and relatively low maintenance. But what about pruning? When do you cut back ginkgo, and do you need to at all? Find out in this article.
Ginkgo trees are prized for their bright fall foliage and medicinal benefits, so it’s not surprising that many homeowners would want to add them to their landscape. Ginkgo cutting propagation is the preferred method of cultivation. Learn how to root them here.
By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden
Ginkgo biloba is a strong, long-lived specimen with many uses. Sources say it is near perfect as an urban tree goes, as it can grow and thrive in pollution, resists disease, and is easy to prune. But one thing that’s not so near perfect is its sex. Learn more in this article.
While their unique fan-shaped foliage adds dramatic visual interest to the home landscape, many believe the ginkgo to have other uses as well, like benefits to cognitive function and improved circulation. Click here for more information on using ginkgo leaves for health.
There are many ways to begin propagating ginkgo trees. Among these ginkgo propagating techniques are by seed and through cuttings. Learn more about how to propagate a ginkgo tree in the following article. Click here for additional information.