University of Florida

Ginkgo biloba

Common name(s): Ginkgo Tree, Maidenhair Tree

Plant type: deciduous large tree
Primary method of propagation: seed
Alternate propagation method(s): cutting, grafting/budding

Propagation by Cuttings

Cutting type: stem tip
Time of year to take cuttings: Summer
Cutting maturity: softwood
Rooting hormone: IBA TALC 8000 PPM
Rooting environment: intermittent mist
Soil temperature for best rooting: 70-75 degrees F
Time to rooting: 6-8 weeks
Comment: Take cuttings from male ginkgo trees only. Falling seeds from females cause problems. 'Autumn Gold' cuttings root best.

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: Autumn
Time of year to sow seed: early Winter
Seed treatment: 40 degrees F for 2 months.
Time required for germination: 6-8 weeks
Comment: Mulch the seed bed

Propagation by Grafting

Time of year to graft: Winter
Type of graft: cleft, whip
Rootstock: G. biloba
Scion: male Ginkgo. Graft while deciduous at ground level.