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Ginkgo Biloba 'Mariken' Tree

Ginko Biloba 'Mariken'

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Growing Zones: 3-8
(hardy down to -30℉)

Growing Zones 3-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

2-3 ft.

Mature Width:

2-8 ft.


Full Sun


5 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Ginko Biloba 'Mariken'

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When You Want Something Different

This dwarf Ginkgo Biloba tree is an ornamental masterpiece prized for its compact stature and dense leaves. The ball-shaped Ginkgo Biloba 'Mariken' flattens as it grows, naturally spreading twice as wide as it is tall without any ties, wires or pruning.

The miniature tree retains the many charms of the towering Ginkgo Biloba, including long life and fan-shaped leaves that turn gold in autumn. The Ginkgo Biloba 'Mariken' was even named a 2010 Conifer of the Year by the American Conifer Society.

Expect Brilliant Fall Foliage

Growing to 3 feet tall and up to 8 feet wide, the stocky tree resembles a wide, groomed shrub that’s attractive year-round. But you’ll marvel in the fall as it comes alive, its leaves flushing a luminous, uniform yellow.

A Sturdy, Low-Maintenance Plant

The compact and hardy dwarf tree enjoys full sun and grows with minimal attention. Naturally resistant to diseases and pests, the Ginkgo Biloba 'Mariken' is also tolerant of air pollution, clay-heavy soil and nibbling deer.  

Perfect for Landscaping and Walkways

The Ginkgo Biloba ‘Mariken’ is a great choice for gardens and landscaped paths where passers-by can appreciate its cloud of unique, shapely leaves. Be ready— visitors may be distracted on their way to your front door!

Long Life Makes this Tree a Smart Investment

In temple gardens in China and Japan, 1,000 year-old ginkgo trees are still growing! Expect similar long life from the Ginkgo Biloba ‘Mariken’— a legacy plant that your family can appreciate for generations.

Brew Your Own Herbal Tea

The Ginkgo's succulent leaves are brewed in a popular herbal tea. Known as “the brain herb,” the Ginkgo Biloba plant's natural compounds are believed to sharpen memory while providing essential antioxidants. In essence, the long-living plant can help with your longevity— that’s a wonderful thing!

 Order a Ginkgo Biloba ‘Mariken’ soon,  and enjoy all the beauty and benefits it has to offer.

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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Ginkgo Biloba 'Mariken' Tree

Ginkgo Biloba 'Mariken' Tree Planting Diretions

Seasonal Information Suited to USDA Zones 3-8 and can be successfully container grown in zones 5-9; Ginko is a fairly easy, slow growing tree.

Location/Exposure Best in full sun Aspects.  It doesn’t grow very tall (2-3’), but has a wide spread of 2-8’, so position accordingly.  Tolerates high salt, urban areas and heat well.

Soil Preferences Can be grown in fairly average soil with moderate moisture holding capacity; prefers sandy, moist soils that drain well. Mariken can tolerate a wide range of pH’s from acidic to alkaline and compacted soils.

Planting – Pots/Containers Do not over-pot.. use a pot no larger than twice the size of the pot it came in. Use a good quality, multi-purpose compost or organic soil mix and add about 10% grit or sand.  Allow for free drainage by making sure there are drainage holes in the bottom of the container, and set up on bricks, tile, or similar elevation so as to provide free drainage.  Be very conscious of water, keeping the tree well watered, especially in full leaf.  The canopy of the plant will prevent  rainwater from hitting the soil at any significant level.

Planting -- Garden Ginko should be planted in the fall or spring. Hole should be twice as wide and slightly deeper than the root ball.. the surface f the root ball should be 1 inch below the soil surface.  Press soil around the roots as you fill, and water thoroughly when finished.  Try to protect young transplants from excessively dry soil conditions.

Watering Avoid allowing the soil to dry out;  water regularly for the first 3 years of growth, but be sure not to waterlog.  Mulching is mandatory so as to retain moisture in the summer. Container grown ginkgos need to be watered well and regularly when it is in full leaf.

Fertilization Annual applications of compost is recommended.  Use a slow release fertilizer like 10-10-10 in the spring according to label instructions to give your tree a boost.  In general, it’s not a heavy feeder, so use only modest rates of chemical fertilizers.

Weed Control A slow grower, so remove weeds as needed and use mulch to keep them suppressed.

Pests and Diseases Very tolerant to diseases.  Mealybugs may become a problem, but use a homemade mix of vegetable oil and liquid dish soap in a 1:1 ratio diluted to about 1 teaspoon per 150 ml (5 oz) of water to control them. 

Other It’s recommended to stake this tree when young until it reaches desired height.  If you wish to prune your Ginko, wait until Jan-Feb.  Light trimming can be done in the summer.

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You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 3 or 4. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.

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