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Goldspire™ Ginkgo

Ginkgo biloba 'Goldspire


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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
Goldspire™ Ginkgo Planting Mix

Helps your Goldspire™ Ginkgo get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator

Growing Zones: 4-9
(hardy down to -20℉)

Growing Zones 4-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:


Mature Width:

5-6 ft.



Growth Rate:


Botanical Name:

Ginkgo biloba 'Goldspire

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Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)

A pyramidal shaped ornamental tree packed with color

The Goldspire Gingko is perfect for areas where a colorful tree is desired that won't take up a lot of space.

This trees grows in a pyramidal shape and grows tall while never growing too wide. It's perfect for privacy screens, hedges, or even wind breaks.

Goldspire Gingkos are perfect to plant anywhere, even in urban areas, in plant beds, foundation plantings, and even along with your shrubs.

The deep green foliage provided by this tree has unmatched beauty. It provides shade and a beautiful back drop for other plants to pop against.

The leaves are unharmed by urban smog, Goldspire™ Gingkos will filter out the pollutants in the air to give you tons of fresh clean air.

In the fall the leaves turn a beautiful shade of golden yellow that will attract attention from all over the neighborhood!

They're an instant conversation starter. All of your guests and neighbors will have to ask about your glowing golden trees.

These are male Gingko trees, so they don't produce an unpleasant smell like female Gingko trees.

This low maintenance tree can grow almost anywhere in the country! It stands up to the cold in the North, and heat in the South.

It's highly adaptable to a variety of climates due to its high drought tolerance and pest and disease resistant toughness. Just plant it and enjoy its beautiful foliage for decades!


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Customer Reviews

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The tree is about 3 feet tall & has green leaves. I was expecting the leaves to be yellow so I'm not sure it is the right tree.
September 13, 2018
8 months ago
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Happy with Purchase So Far
This is my first tree ordered from FGT, and I am very happy with the total experience. I'm surprised at how fast this little tree has took off after waking up from dormancy. I live in zone 9 (North Florida). I received my tree in late December, and planted it in late January. Within a few weeks it began leafing out (we've had a mild winter this year). As of today, it's grown approximately 6 inches. My impression of Ginkgos was that they were slow growers... while I'm new to the tree world, this seems like a pretty fast growth rate for a Ginkgo, so I'm pleasantly surprised. I will note that I have planted mine in a sunny location (gets approximately 6-8 hrs a day currently, and will get more in the summer), and have to water it every other day already. The new, fresh growth will droop in the Florida sun, but watering and/or the afternoon shade will perk it right back up. The tree looks very healthy, and we're very pleased with it so far. It was a bit of a gamble buying this tree living in Florida and it being a brand new cultivar, but so far it's doing well and we're pleased.
Just after it started leafing out.
Photo just taken yesterday.
March 18, 2017
Jacksonville, FL
over 2 years ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Goldspire™ Ginkgo

Goldspire™ Ginkgo  Planting Diretions

The Goldspire Ginkgo tree (Ginkgo Biloba ‘Goldspire’) is a lovely addition to any landscape, large or small. This widely adaptable tree can grow in almost any condition or climate, withstanding cold all the way down to -20 degrees. They’re also heat and drought tolerant as well. Goldspires are typically grown in USDA growing zones 4-9 and are very adaptable to any soil type. Goldspire ginkgos can be used in home landscapes, parking lots, or city streets due to their compact size of 15 feet tall and only 5-6 feet wide. The fan shaped leaves turn from a deep green in the summer to a golden fall color that’s a show stopper and certainly will attract attention to your landscape. This particular variety is a male, so no worries about messy clean up or unpleasant odors!

Location: Goldspire ginkgo is a full sun tree that can tolerate partial shade in warmer climates. In cooler climates they need 6 or more hours of sun for the best performance and fall color. These trees prefer well draining soil but can take more moisture than some other varieties. They can also tolerate some salinity in the air as well as the soil. They do not need much space to fill out, so even compact areas are suitable for this tree.

Planting directions: Once you find your ideal location, it’s time to start planting.

1) Dig your hole twice as wide and just as deep as the container that it arrived in.
2) Remove your plant from the container and lightly comb the root ball with your hands to free up the roots a bit.
3) Place your plant in the center of the hole, making sure that it is straight.
4) Backfill the hole with a mixture of 60% native soil and 40% compost or garden soil to help enrich the soil. Tamp the soil as you go to remove air pockets.
5) Water well when done so that the roots are moist, but not saturated and to fully settle the soil.
6) Mulch the area well (2-3 inches thick) to help the conserve moisture and regulate temperature. This will also keep weeds and grasses at bay.

Watering: Goldspire ginkgos will need regular watering to establish a healthy root system. If you’re in a warm climate, they will need water about every 2 days during the summer months and every 3-4 days in cooler climates. These trees do not like to be saturated for any period of time, but don’t care for their roots to dry more than 1-2 inches down before being watered again. Once the tree is established, they will only need water during times of drought, always keep the root area protected with mulch to help the tree to conserve water. Ginkgo trees are easily adaptable to many conditions and therefore can be easily overwatered. Always check the soil for drainage, and ensure that the area is drying out some before you water again.

Pruning: Once these plants are well established, they need little pruning to maintain their shape. During the first 3-4 years they will need to be lightly sheared in the early spring to help them form the dense branching that is characteristic of them.

Fertilizing: Ginkgo trees do not need much fertilization once established. To give the tree a boost during the first few growing seasons, fertilize it in the early spring with a slow release fertilizer, such as a 10-5-5 or a 10-10-10 formula. Be careful not to over fertilize as these trees don’t need much fertilization. They will not need to be fertilized more than once per season.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
It's a verticle form of ginkgo which is hard to find here.
Henry T on Sep 30, 2018
I think gingkos are beautiful trees!
Caroline H on Apr 23, 2018
It's a verticle form of ginkgo which is hard to find here.
Henry T on Sep 30, 2018
I always liked the look of a Ginkgo leaf - and this columnar/pyramid shape will allow for an eye catching feature in my front yard. I just hope it will get enough sun!
Judith B on May 8, 2018
I think gingkos are beautiful trees!
Caroline H on Apr 23, 2018
looks beautiful in picture, but has not bloomed yet
Kay W on Mar 28, 2017
I remember anticipating the fall each year while in elementary school, as there was a beautiful ginkgo on the street corner that seemed like it would turn golden yellow overnight. I've always wanted to try one but didn't have the space for the traditional sized ginkgo. This size will be perfect for the street corner of my lawn.
James H on Feb 12, 2017
Unique specimen
Joseph L on Feb 11, 2017
It makes a statement over the green plants
Kennedy D on Dec 29, 2016
The type of tree will be perfect for the location. Looks very Nice.
Darrell K on Nov 7, 2016
We have had Ginkgo trees before, and we really love them. The golden color make these particular Ginkgo trees especially appealing.
Siegfried M on Apr 6, 2016
I have always wanted one because I worked in an office and their landscape had at least a dozen of these trees planted. I loved the shape of the leave, it's texture and the bright fall yellow color. They just fascinated me and when I saw them on your web site I just had to have it. Thank you so much. Lavada Chadwell
Lavada C on Jan 30, 2016
A great nearly vertical upright growing habit for smaller areas with excellent fall foliage and hardy drought tolerance!
Jason S on Jan 29, 2016
I always liked the look of a Ginkgo leaf - and this columnar/pyramid shape will allow for an eye catching feature in my front yard. I just hope it will get enough sun!
Judith B on May 8, 2018
looks beautiful in picture, but has not bloomed yet
Kay W on Mar 28, 2017
Will this tree fare well in a 14" container?
A S on Mar 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: yes, but the tree will grow small. The bigger the pot, the taller the tree.
what is the recommended spacing between trees?
Richard P on Apr 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It says they can grow 6 feet wide thus recommended spacing is 6-8 feet. ??
Do these Goldspire trees have the balls that drop and smell bad?
Nicole S on Jun 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, we do not carry the female variety that smells bad.
We live in south east Missouri can we grow this kind of tree?
Pam C on Jun 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello Pam. Yes, I think the Goldspire will do quite well in South East Missouri. Ginkgo varietals are a very hardy lot, and can survive prolonged periods of heat and drought. The first couple of growing seasons Goldspire will require ample water and well drained soil. After this, nature will take its course and this tree will 'wow' you--particularly during the fall seasons when the leaves turn bright yellow for a month or so before falling. Make certain you plant the Goldspire where it will get ample sunshine throughout the day(Ginkgo trees can actually bend and grow toward sunlight!), and make certain you plant it in an area where it has ample room to grow. I believe it's ultimate shape will be narrow and pyramidal, but I would allow at least 5-6 feet of spacing between one tree and the next. I hope this helps! Mark
GARRETT B on Nov 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They are rarely damaged by deer.
I am in zone 9 (North East Florida). I just planted my Goldspire last month. When do I make the first application of fertilizer? Or should we not fertilize these trees?
Brian C on Feb 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There is no need to add fertilizer as Ginkgo Trees will thrive with the nutrients available in the soil. If desired, you can fertilize with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in the spring.
Does this tree attract bees ?
Peter K on Feb 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: My own little Ginkgo tree is growing slowly, but I can relate to you that Ginkgo trees do not attract bees. GInkgo trees and shrubs are non-flowering, therefore there is no reward for a bee to visit this species. There is no denying the sheer beauty of Ginkgo trees, but if you are looking for a tree that attracts bees I highly recommend any of the flowering maple varietals (abutilon spp.).
How fast do these trees grow per year right after planting in the ground?
Kellie on Jan 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Once established they can grow 12-14" per year.
I have a 16" deep by 17 feet wide space between my short fence and the neighbor's concrete pad where they store their trailer. Could this tree work there so I can't see their house?
Elle Y on Nov 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I used four along a property line to block a camper he parks along the fence....they are coming in nicely already...should work great!
Are they deer resistant?
Brownie on Jan 3, 2017
I use a deer repellent because I do have a deer problem and in the winter the deer will eat and browse on about anything that has the bud or last year's growth on it so because I use a repellent I don't know for sure but I'm quite confident that they would chew on my ginkgos they are very nice looking tree and I do what I need to do to protect them
Will this tree grow in zone 9 while in direct sunlight all day?
Carol W on Nov 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Ours defoliated in summer sun. We are bordered 8b / 9a in North Florida (Jacksonville). It got 6 to 8 hrs of sun daily, and full afternoon sun. We have sandy loam soil. Ours really took off in Spring and looked great until that summer sun hit. We ended up putting it back in a pot on our back porch facing East. It now only gets filtered morning sun now and has leafed out this Spring already and appears to look ok so far. So from my experience, I wouldn’t recommend afternoon sun.
Do these trees drop leaves?
Gordon G on Jun 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes...but very late in least in my experience
Can this tree be planted in Zone 6 in late October? Will it be dormant by then?
Bryce B on Sep 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I don’t know!
How will this tree do in the hot high desert of southern Utah?
mark s on Dec 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The growing zone is 4-9. Please click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
Do they grown good in Nebraska? Wanting to get something that’s for privacy from neighbors.
DIANA M on Jul 17, 2018

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