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Magyar Ginkgo

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Ginkgo biloba ‘Magyar’ – A true 150 million year old relic with unique fan-shaped leaves and an absolutely beautiful form and habit of growth, golden fall color; this is a male plant, so it produces none of the foul-smelling fruit; choose male plants for landscape use

Characteristics

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

Ornamental Features

Magyar Ginkgo is primarily valued in the landscape for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It has emerald green deciduous foliage. The fan-shaped leaves turn an outstanding yellow in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Magyar 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

Magyar Ginkgo will grow to be about 50 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 25 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. 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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