Lime and Ginko

Asked April 16, 2020, 6:16 PM EDT

I have a dwarf Ginko plant and my notes from the grower who I can't reach said to fertilize a few times a year with pelletized lime. It is growing very well at the present time. I have fast acting lime and I wonder if I can use it instead.

Anne Arundel County Maryland

1 Response

Ginkgo trees are the oldest living trees in the world. As such, they are pretty hardy and adaptable to a wide range of soil pH. If it looks good and is growing well we wouldn't worry about fertilization.

We definitely would not recommend using fast-acting lime, which can burn plants.

Here is a page with more information on Ginkgo:
https://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=267246&isprofile=0&


Christine