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Ginkgo Biloba vs Shagbark Hickory

Ginkgo biloba

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(new stock expected: fall of 2020)

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(new stock expected: fall of 2020)

Ginkgo Biloba
Shagbark Hickory

The Ginkgo Biloba is regarded as one of the most distinctive and beautiful of all the deciduous trees, and has remained genetically unchanged for millions of years. Its beautifully fan-shaped leaves develop a clear yellow colour in fall. Graceful and attractive year-round, Ginkgo is the perfect conversation starter in your yard.

Shagbark Hickory is a unique tree both for its looks and uses. Its bark peels into long thin vertical strips giving it a shaggy appearance. This and its golden fall leaves make it a gorgeous looking tree. This species produces tasty hickory nuts once mature. Hickory smoke is also treasured for curing meats and its generally fantastic smell. This tree is best planted away from any buildings due to a deep taproot and large size.

Many people remark on the unusual taproot for this tree that can be over 6 feet deep while the plant only has 2 feet of top growth. Our trees have the taproot cut to aid in transportation. Some growers find this controversial, others say it is the only way to do it. We don't yet have enough experience to say either way.

Note: Unfortunately this difficult to grow species is not regularly scheduled to grow at TreeTime.ca. Perhaps try purchasing seed from SeedTime.ca and growing your own? Or sign up for a restock notification above.

GINKGO BILOBA QUICK FACTS

SHAGBARK HICKORY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 4a
Zone: 4a
Height: 18 m (60 ft)
Height: 21 m (70 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 12 m (40 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: no
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: golden yellow
Bark: shaggy looking bark peels vertically in long strips
Nuts: Edible and tasty, cook before eating
Nuts: similar to pecans
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: slow
Life span: long
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium



Toxicity: Uncooked nuts may be toxic in large quantities


Other Names: gingko, maidenhair tree
Other Names: carolina hickory, scalybark hickory, shellbark hickory, upland hickory


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes