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 it's 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. 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.
Something about the enduring nature of this miraculous ancient tree 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.
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. It is a great choice for a shade tree.
Wherever your Autumn Gold Ginkgo winds up, it is sure to add a sense of grandeur and beauty to your landscape for generations to come.