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Golden Globe Ginkgo

Ginkgo biloba 'Golden Globe'

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Golden Globe Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba 'Golden Globe') at Randy's Perennials

Golden Globe Ginkgo

Golden Globe Ginkgo

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Golden Globe Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba 'Golden Globe') at Randy's Perennials

Golden Globe Ginkgo in fall

Golden Globe Ginkgo in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  40 feet

Spread:  40 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Maidenhair Tree

Description:

A truly elegant variety that matures to a full, broad, rounded form; stunning bright yellow-gold fall color; desirable males do not produce fruit; a great choice for home landscape use

Ornamental Features

Golden Globe Ginkgo has emerald green foliage throughout the season. The fan-shaped leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Golden Globe Ginkgo is an open deciduous tree with a more or less rounded 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.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Golden Globe Ginkgo is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Golden Globe Ginkgo will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 40 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 6 feet from 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.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Shade 
Applications
Fall Color 
Ornamental Features