Why Do Ginkgos Turn Yellow in the Fall?
On this episode of The MrMaple Show, Matt & Tim go over the color habits of Ginkgo Biloba Trees at the gardens of Hopewood Estate in Flat Rock, North Carolina! Ginkgo Biloba is one of the last living species in the order Ginkgoales. This amazing tree dates back 170 million years ago, that's a lot of zeros! Not only does this tree have amazing fall color, but the leaf extract is typically used as a supplement. Here at MrMaple we offer many spectacular varieties available for purchase and delivery right to your door! When the seasons change to fall, the Ginkgo Biloba tree's chlorophyll starts to breakdown to protect the plant from UV radiation. This allows the original pigments of the leaf to start showing, typically yellow in most varieties of Ginkgos. The process of this is called senescence, and is a sight to behold!