The Ginkgo has two-lobed, fan-shaped leaves with parallel veins. They are a bright green and turn a brilliant yellow in the fall.
Twig and Bud Identification
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The Ginkgo has gray bark that fissures with maturity.
The “fruit” of the Ginkgo are apricot-colored, fleshy seed covers with silvery casts. They are messy and produce a repugnant odor. Since these trees are not true flowering plants, the “fruit” only grows on female trees and are not considered an actual fruit.
The flowers of the Ginkgo are inconspicuous.
The ‘Saratoga’ variety grows slower, has more narrow and pendulous, and are a more yellow/green color compared to the traditional tree.
‘Autumn Gold’ Identification
The ‘Autumn Gold’ variety has a brilliant gold color in the fall.