Ginkgo is one of the few nonnatives that we grow. It is an ancient tree with conifer-like lineage, qualities. The leaf is truly unique among trees. Ginkgo are dioecious and cultivated trees are all male. Female trees bear an overwhelming putrid smelling fruit encasing nut what is an Asian delicacy. The trees are very adaptable and hardy preferring full sun and well drained soils for optimal albeit slow growth.