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Goldspire® Ginkgo

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A dense and narrowly pyramidal form of this ancient tree, with up-swept branches; features distinctive, rich green, fan-shaped leaves that turn a striking golden-yellow in fall; good size for home landscape use; does not produce fruit

Characteristics

Species:
biloba
Other Species Names:
Gold Spire Ginkgo, Maidenhair Tree
Average Landscape Height:
20 feet
Average Landscape Width:
6 feet
Genus:
Ginkgo
Cultivar:
Goldspire
Branching:
excurrent
Plant Form:
columnar
Canopy:
low
Growth Rate:
medium
Pruning:
late winter pruning
Summer Foliage Color:
forest green
Fall Color:
yellow
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Pollution Tolerance:
high

Ornamental Features

Goldspire® Ginkgo is primarily valued in the landscape for its rigidly columnar form. It has forest green deciduous foliage. The fan-shaped leaves turn outstanding shades of yellow and gold in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Goldspire® Ginkgo is a deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. 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

Goldspire® Ginkgo will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 120 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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