Autumn Gold Ginkgo Tree

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For a truly breathtaking specimen shade tree, the Autumn Gold Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba 'Autumn Gold') leads the field. It was found across the globe in the fossil record from millions of years ago. The Ginkgo was thought to be long extinct until a chance discovery of these precious trees in China. Now, the magnificent Ginkgo tree graces top botanical gardens, universities, and busy streets across the country!

Their iconic, fan-shaped leaves give it its other common name of 'Maidenhair Tree'. The leaves seem to dance in the wind! When fall arrives, the Autumn Gold puts on a magnificent show of luminous yellow gold. The leaves that hold on the tree for an extended period of time and they're so vibrant, the Ginkgo tree almost seems to glow from within! The color simply stops people in their tracks!

Autumn Gold Ginkgo is an exceptionally beautiful, fruitless, cloned male selection of Ginkgo biloba. This tree is an investment in the future of your yard and home. They'll paint your fall with brilliant, yellow-gold hues and Ginkgo trees live for centuries!

Forgive us for being fanciful, but we think they'll bring a strong sense of peace to those who study them. Something about the enduring nature of this miraculous ancient tree - surviving beautifully for hundreds of millions of years - speaks to the poet in all of us!

Autumn Gold Ginkgo features a very balanced branch structure. These stately trees are all male clones from the same parent. Each one will create a beautifully formal, uniform look in the landscape. Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 3 to 8, there's little that bothers these long-lived selections!

Planting and Application:

Create a beautifully defined row of multiple trees planted along a drive or used to define a large property. Imagine the tremendous statement look you'll create each autumn when the gold leaves make this specimen shine from within!

This tall and vibrant tree can light up your driveway with its bright yellow fall foliage. It also looks quite elegant as a focal point in your front or backyard, while shading large areas for cooling summer relief! Great in median strips, as street trees, or used to line a driveway or walkway as the roots are very tame. They are quite deeply rooted and strong, highly resistant to both snow and wind damage.

Once established, the Autumn Gold is drought resistant and tolerant of urban environments. It is almost completely disease and pest free and adapted to a wide range of climates. Autumn Gold might be one of the best choices for a specimen shade tree available.

Autumn Gold is also a popular bonsai specimen and can be found in many practitioners' collections.

The Ginkgo tree is often called a "living fossil" as it's similar to fossils that have been found millions of years ago. Wherever your Autumn Gold Ginkgo winds up in your landscape, it is sure to add a sense of grandeur and beauty to your landscape for generations to come!

  • One of the Most Long-Lived Trees!
  • Soft Green Fan-Shaped Foliage
  • Uniform Symmetrical Form
  • Glowing Yellow Fall Foliage
  • Cloned Male Selection - No Messy Fruit!
  • Magnificent Specimen, Shade & Street Tree
  • Ancient Tree With A Fascinating History

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Even though these easy-to-grow Ginkgo trees are known for their lengthy lifespans, they don't grow very quickly. In fact, they'll grow slowly for the first 2 to 3 seasons. Be patient. Once they do get established, they pick up to a moderate growth rate and fill out quite fast. These trees are widely admired for their resistance to disease, drought, and pollution. They truly are a low-maintenance plant!

Choose a well-drained location in full sun. Autumn Gold will also tolerate occasional wet feet as long as the drainage is good. It prefers slightly acidic soil, though it will adapt to alkaline soils. It can be sensitive to soils with high salt content. Apply a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch all around the tree's drip line.

This is the perfect tree for a low-maintenance landscape as it needs very little pruning to achieve its wonderful form. Pruning is best done while the tree is dormant. When the leaves of the Autumn Gold Ginkgo begin to drop, they go all at once. The ground will be covered in a golden blanket. Enjoy that display for a few days, then rake them up all at once.

  • Full Sun
  • Well-Drained Conditions But Highly Adaptable
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Prune When Dormant
  • Urban Environments, Pollution, Drought & Disease Resistant
  • Extremely Low-Maintenance

Enjoy its colorful display year after year. All you have to do is plant one, relax, and appreciate how beautiful it is. Order your Autumn Gold Ginkgo today from Nature Hills Nursery!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is special about Ginkgo Biloba Trees? Is Ginkgo a good tree to plant?

These are incredible fall color trees, lighting up autumn in vivid yellow hues! These are very long-lived trees, with some specimens still around after 1,800 years! Ginkgo makes fall clean-up easy because these vibrant trees seem to drop all their foliage at once. Ginkgo trees are fantastic trees for their fall color, easy carefree nature and hardiness. They're low maintenance and have lovely leaves, unlike any other tree!

How can you tell if a Ginkgo tree is a male? Is Autumn Gold Ginkgo male?

Ginkgo trees are either male trees or female trees. It is very difficult to tell which is which until the tree is around 10 years of age and you either see male or female flowers and fruit on the female trees. The Autumn Gold Ginkgo is a male-only clone that will ensure you'll not have to worry about fruit.

Where do Ginkgo trees grow best?

Autumn Gold Ginkgo trees love full-sun locations, the more the better! They thrive in a wide USDA growing zone range of 3 through 8. Provide a location with good drainage, and their root balls don't seem to mind what soil type and are drought tolerant once established.

Do Autumn Gold Ginkgo trees grow fast?

Autumn Gold Ginkgo are medium growers at first and once established become slow-growth rate plants because they are in it for the long haul! Living for hundreds of years, so they're in no hurry to out-compete other trees.

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Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Autumn Gold Ginkgo Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Ginkgo biloba 'Autumn Gold'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 40 - 50 feet
Mature Spread 25 - 30 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Low to Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time When Dormant