Ginkgo in Quebec
Answered by: Inge Poot
Question from: R. Hawthorn
Posted on: September 4, 1998

I live in the eastern townships of Quebec and am interested in growing ginkgo. What are the specifications for growing this herb?

Ginkgo is hardy in zones 3 to 9, but some authors rate it only for zones 5 to 9. It likes well-drained, rich, moist soil and does well in sun or partial shade. Pruning the tree causes die back and should therefore be avoided.

Seeds need 6 weeks of moist storage at temperatures close to freezing for maximum germination. Germinate at day temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius and night temperatures of 20 degrees celsius.

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