The Maidenhair-tree is a native of North China and is named Maidenhair-tree from the form of its leaflets, these being shaped like the leaflets of the Adiantum fern. It has an upright open habit and has a distinctly handsome appearance in any landscape while it also makes a good street tree.

There are several handsome varieties including the deeply-cut leaved Ginkgo biloba laciniata and a weeping form, Ginkgo biloba pendula.

Propagate by seeds sown, as soon as ripe, one-quarter of an inch deep in the open ground. Plant them in permanent site, when they are from six to ten feet high, in good deep well-drained soil.