Troll Ginkgo Tree

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A miniature version of the mighty and long-lived Ginkgo? You bet!

Introducing the miniature "living fossil" Troll Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba 'Troll') that gives you all the unique characteristics of the larger Ginkgo biloba, but in a cute little green size and popsicle shape! Ginkgo trees are beloved by so many not only because of their interesting history but because they are beautiful trees with really no disease or insect problems! They are very long-lived!

Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 3 to 8, The 'Troll' Ginkgo is a male selection, so that means no fruit can have an offensive odor. Unlike the 80-foot-tall cousins, Troll only grows into a neat and tidy 2-3 feet in height and just 1-2 feet wide! You no longer even need a garden to enjoy this container-ready tree! This truly unique & unusual compact tree will display an irregular, upright form on top of the grafted stem.

Raking made easy! Ginkgo leaves have a unique fan shape that turns bright yellow in autumn. Then the leaves will rain down when it comes time to drop in pretty much one single day. It makes cleanup a breeze in the fall not having to wait for all of the leaves to fall.

Planting and Application:

Let this little Troll guard your home! Troll is the perfect little accent plant to be highlighted in a high-profile location near the front entrance of a home! Try these space-saving deciduous trees in a matched pair of planters on either side of your front door. Pot up in a fancy container or urn and let the compliments roll in! Everyone will be dying for a closer look!

The perfect focal point plant for a courtyard, postage stamp garden, or even a balcony gardener! Troll is an excellent accent to use on a front yard berm. Use near a poolside seating area or sunny patio where it can be enjoyed and not worry about it growing out of bounds. It is best to use this little gem as a specimen plant because Troll will attract attention anywhere it goes!

  • Dwarf Grafted Ginkgo - Remains Small!
  • Full Sized Fan-Shaped Green Leaves
  • No Messy Fruit
  • Incredible Yellow Fall Color!
  • Excellent Accent Tree, Container Gardens, Courtyards, Patios & Entries!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Ginkgo are easy to grow in average, medium moisture soil in full sun, and prefer moist, sandy, well-drained soils. Water newly planted trees regularly to not allow the root ball to dry out between waterings. The Troll Ginkgo adapts well to most urban environments.

Provide a well-drained enriched site and water new trees regularly using the Finger Test method for best results. A 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch all around the tree's root system helps create a pretty garden bed. If pruning is needed, do so while the tree is dormant in the winter or very early spring, removing dead or damaged branches.

  • Full Sun
  • Adaptable to Moist, Sandy Well-Drained Soil
  • Tolerates Alkaline Conditions
  • Prune When Dormant If Needed
  • Hardy, Fruitless Male & Completely Disease & Insect-Free

For a unique dwarf tree with unique leaves, amazing fall color, you have got to buy a Troll Ginkgo tree today!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is special about Ginkgo biloba Trees? Is Ginkgo biloba 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 tall does Troll Ginkgo biloba get?

Dwarf Ginkgo trees are slow and steady growers, choosing instead to live for hundreds of years, instead of growing fast and burning out. These trees grow to a grafted 2-3 feet height with a 1-2 foot width.

How can you tell if a Ginkgo tree is a male? Is the Troll 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. However, the Troll Ginkgo is a male-only clone that will ensure you'll not have to worry about fruit.

Where do Ginkgo trees grow best?

Troll 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 Ginkgo trees grow fast?

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. It may take two seasons for your newly planted Ginkgo to start to feel at home in its new site. The Troll Ginkgo is a dwarf variety, so it takes its time to grow and will never outgrow its pot or planting site!

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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.

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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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Troll Ginkgo Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Ginkgo biloba 'Troll'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 1 - 2 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium, Slow
Foliage Color Green Fan-Shaped
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time When Dormant