Sky Tower™ Ginkgo

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You've worked hard to make your place in the world, and it's time to celebrate. Trees are one of the most cost-effective ways to add sophistication and valuable shade to your property! The delightful Sky Tower™ Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba 'JN9') helps you in your quest to build a beautiful environment. It grows into a tall, slim "living fossil" tree that can live for a thousand years. Today, modern growers have worked very hard to bring improved cultivars to market!

Sky Tower™ is a compact cultivar that has a narrow footprint but grows into a dense, upright column. These rugged trees can be grown even in the middle of the urban jungle, tolerating pollution without any trouble! Sky Tower™ is also a male selection worth planting if you do not want fruit!

The instantly recognizable, fan-shaped, green leaves flutter and sway in the slightest breeze. They catch wind, due to their aerodynamic shape and the long petioles that attach it to the branches.

In autumn, the foliage brightens to an illuminated yellow, lit from within. All eyes will be drawn to the golden glow that is electrifying in its intensity!

People across the world host Cherry Blossom tree parties in spring.'ll be tempted to host a Ginkgo fall color get-together. The foliage color is an astonishing backdrop for your football watch parties.

It is a slow-growing tree that is easy to care for and extremely long-lived. Achieve the high-end, classic look you crave by growing Ginkgo trees on your property.

Planting and Application:

This is a versatile tree that can be used for many garden applications.

Imagine a special mindfulness Meditation Garden just for you! Could you see a single Sky Tower™ Ginkgo used as a special focal point?

Perhaps you could solve some of your toughest business problems sitting with your back up against the straight trunk and your head gazing up into the impenetrable, fluttering foliage above. Dress up these trees with symmetrical measurements in front of formal facades. Or, use more relaxed spacing to suit the looks of modern architecture.

Use a single tree as a lawn specimen plant in a large mulched bed. These trees stay small enough to use in courtyards. Or bring in additional soil and sculpt a large, curving berm. Plant three trees in a loose triangle for a very effective informal grouping.

Use these easy trees with a slim profile to line your driveway, or to define the boundaries of your property. Create an impressive impact with an informal grouping in the lawn, or near your front entrance. Imagine a hedge of these sensational trees?

Create an impressive, tall solid hedge by planting them four feet apart on center. Measure from the center of one to the center of the next, and they'll grow together and touch.

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.

If you have the space, use a long hedge of Sky Tower™ Ginkgo to create walls for an outdoor dining room. Or, use a series of three trees flanking on either side of the entrance to your entertainment areas.

Imagine the conversations held at a long, rustic wood table and ergonomic outdoor dining chairs! You might solve all the world's problems in such a setting. Or, perhaps your guests will simply be inspired to outdo each other in a salty contest of off-color limerick jokes. Either way, you'll enjoy the outstanding Sky Tower™ Ginkgo in your space.

  • Rich Green, Fan-Shaped Leaves
  • Cultivar of Ancient "Fossil" Tree
  • Male Variety Does Not Develop Seed!
  • Incredible Golden Fall Color
  • Wonderfully Slender Statement Tree!
  • Modern Form Easily Fits Small-Space Landscapes & Long-Lived Legacy Tree
  • Small-Footprint Specimen, Shade & Street Tree

#ProPlantTips for Care:

The easy-to-grow Ginkgo is naturally grown in moist, sandy, well-drained soils, and has been doing so for a million years. However, the Sky Tower™ tree also thrives in average, medium-moisture in full sun. Give it at least six hours of direct sunlight a day and apply a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch all around the tree's drip line. Rugged Ginkgos tolerate alkaline and acidic soils alike! They can be grown near road salt and air pollution, and tolerate compacted ground conditions!

Prune to shape in late winter or early spring. Apply a slow-release fertilizer at that time, following the directions on the label. These trees can handle high heat and freezing cold. Sky Tower™ is deeply rooted and shows resistance to both snow and wind damage.

  • Full Sun
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Highly Adaptable But Best in Well-Drained Sandy Soil
  • Prune If Needed When Dormant
  • Easy Care, Adaptable & Versatile

Do you see what a treat this tree is? It's frankly a bit more special than the more common trees you can find at any big box store. Order the largest size Sky Tower™ Ginkgo trees we have in stock at Nature Hills and you'll enjoy results faster!

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 Sky Tower™ 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 Sky Tower™ Ginkgo is a male-only clone that will ensure you'll not have to worry about fruit.

Where do Ginkgo trees grow best?

The columnar Sky Tower™ Ginkgo trees love full-sun locations, the more the better! They thrive in a wide USDA growing zone range of 5 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 Ginkgo trees grow fast?

Sky Tower™ Ginkgo trees 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.

Are Sky Tower™ Ginkgo deer resistant?

The Sky Tower™ Ginkgo tree and its cousins are seldom bothered by deer unless desperate. If you are in an area with high deer pressure, spray your tree with deer repellant from day one and reapply according to package directions to train deer to avoid your landscape.

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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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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
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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Sky Tower™ Ginkgo Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Ginkgo biloba 'JN9'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 10 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Slow
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time When Dormant