Q.We Have A Ginkgo Tree That Produces Leaves Every Year But Has Not Grown In 15 Years. It Still Looks Like A Sapling. What Is Wrong?
It is planted in an area of full sun. It is on a hill so irrigation is good. It has perhaps grown about 6 inches since we got it 17 years ago. My husband would like to just remove it but I keep telling him to wait since it always has leaves every year. What is wrong with it?
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They are slow growers, but still put on about 12 inches a year. If you haven't fertilized with synthetic fertilizer or compost in the spring, try that. A soil sample would indicate if there is a soil issue as well as what nutrition it may need. There also could be a problem with the roots. These articles should help: