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Ginkgo biloba 'Autumn Gold' (Maidenhair Tree)

Maidenhair Tree 'Autumn Gold', Fossil Tree 'Autumn Gold', Icho 'Autumn Gold'


Regarded as producing the best golden fall color, Ginkgo biloba 'Autumn Gold' (Maidenhair Tree) is a deciduous conifer with a broad and rounded symmetrical crown. Adding visual interest and beauty to the landscape, its spreading canopy of unique, fan-shaped leaves, turns a stunning deep yellow color in the fall. This contributes to its exotic charm, as does its stark winter silhouette bristling with spiky buds. Graceful and attractive in all seasons, Ginkgo biloba is a popular shade tree which establishes easily and tolerates many urban conditions including heat, air pollution or salt. This male cultivar of Ginkgo is practically pest free, resistant to storm damage, and casts dense shade.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 40-50 ft. tall (12-15 m) and 25-30 ft. wide (7-9 m).
  • A full sun lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions, including both alkaline and acidic soils.
  • Salt, heat or air pollution tolerance.
  • Perfect as a specimen tree.
  • Generally pest and disease free
  • Propagate by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings. This tree transplants easily and establishes without difficulty.
  • Native to China

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 3 – 9
Climate Zones 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A3
Plant Type Conifers, Trees
Plant Family Ginkgo - Maidenhair Trees
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 40' – 50' (12m – 15m)
Spread 25' – 30' (7.5m – 9m)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 3 – 9
Climate Zones 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A3
Plant Type Conifers, Trees
Plant Family Ginkgo - Maidenhair Trees
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 40' – 50' (12m – 15m)
Spread 25' – 30' (7.5m – 9m)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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