Position: Full sun or light shade.
Soil: Any well drained, fertile soil.
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Eventually Ginkgo biloba will grow to be a medium sized or large, branching tree.
Height: 15 m (50 ft).
Spread: 10 m (32 ft)
Notes:In China groves of female Ginkgos with occasional male pollinators have been planted, partly for the production of leaves used in Chinese and western medicine, but also for crops of nuts which are enclosed in rancid malodorous fruits.
Roasted Ginkgo nuts are popularly eaten as an accompaniment to chicken and also served at Chinese weddings to bring good fortune. Ginkgo are considered auspicious throughout China (when planted in pairs, as advised by a Chinese friend) where they are associated with long life; many Buddhist Temples have Ginkgo growing round them in various forms, often cultivated in pots.