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Autumn Gold Ginkgo

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A true 150 million year old relic with unique fan-shaped leaves; stunning pyramidal form and consistent golden fall color, does not produce fruit; a distinct improvement on the species, a great choice for home landscape use

Characteristics

Species:
biloba
Other Species Names:
Maidenhair Tree
Average Landscape Height:
35 feet
Average Landscape Width:
25 feet
Genus:
Ginkgo
Cultivar:
Autumn Gold
Branching:
decurrent
Plant Form:
pyramidal
Canopy:
high
Density:
open
Growth Rate:
slow
Pruning:
late winter pruning
Summer Foliage Color:
lawn green
Fall Color:
gold
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Pollution Tolerance:
high

Ornamental Features

Autumn Gold Ginkgo has emerald green deciduous foliage on a tree with a pyramidal habit of growth. The fan-shaped leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Autumn Gold Ginkgo is an open deciduous tree with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

Planting & Growing

Autumn Gold Ginkgo will grow to be about 35 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 25 feet. It has a high canopy of foliage that sits well above the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 150 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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