Can a Ginkgo tree be grown indoors? (Zone 5)

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Can a Ginkgo tree be grown indoors? (Zone 5)

Post  gd0311 on Sat Aug 14, 2010 3:16 am

All,

Wondering if a Ginkgo tree can survive indoors, specifically an office that will receive about 6 hours of sun a day (tree is about 5 years old in a nursery pot)...please offer advice, comments, guidance, etc...

Thanks!

Gary

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Re: Can a Ginkgo tree be grown indoors? (Zone 5)

Post  John Quinn on Sat Aug 14, 2010 3:19 am

Short answer...no. It is a deciduous tree and needs a period of dormancy during winter months. You can bring it inside for a couple of days to display but it is an outdoor tree.

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Can a Gingko Tree be Grown Indoors?

Post  bonsaisr on Sat Aug 14, 2010 3:04 pm

Please see the discussion under "Indoor 'dormancy' and repotting of Chinese Elm under T5 lighting." The gingko is even less of a possibility than Chinese elm. Put it outdoors for the rest of the summer and repot it next spring. It is hardy outdoors in Zone 5, so just bury the pot for the winter in a sheltered spot & put a rose cone over it.
Many nature-hungry workers beg for a bonsai to grow in their office. The answer to that is to grow a collection of half a dozen or so bonsai and rotate them in your office for a few days at a time. If you must have a permanent plant, get a snake plant or an aspidistra.
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