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March 04, 2006

Ginkgo in clay soil?

I am planning new landscape for new home. Would love to grow Ginkgos. We will have clay soil that can be amended for planting. Is this a good idea for Ginkgo or should I consider another tree?
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At 3/05/2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does your area have other types of trees growing? If so, chances are a Ginkgo can grow there.

There are many limiting factors for plants: Moisture, light, nutrients, temperature. Chances are you can manipulate these factors in the Ginkgos favor and it will do just fine.

Write back in a few years and let us know how it goes.

At 6/18/2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what sort of soil does the tree prefer?
the leaves are going yellow at the edges

At 7/23/2010, Anonymous Theresa said...

I have two "male" Gingko Autumn Gold trees that have been producing some seeds for the past 5 years. Last autumn, I just put some of the seeds in some very large planters and basically forgot about them. I left them whole and didn't prepare them in any the time, I didn't know any better. After a very cold winter and very hot summer, I notice that I have about 95% germination. They are growing in Miracle Grow Moisture Control potting mix, which is light and loamy. I have 3 large Azaleas growing in the same pots and mix for the past 5 years and they are doing very well. By autumn, I would like to reposition these newborn Gingko trees in their pots and was wondering what the best soil would be for their permanent setup...or can I leave them in this commercial mix. According to the Miracle Grow website, the soil I used contains the following:

peat moss (the major component that is harvested from natural peat bogs), compost (the compost may contain animal manures, composted leaves, grass clippings, and/or composted bark), and perlite (white volcanic rocks used for drainage and soil texture). Some contain Osmocote fertilizer that look like small clear fluid-filled balls. The Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix also contains composted hulls of coconuts to help absord more water than regular potting soil.

Thank you for any help you can provide.

Theresa Maeurer


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