Growing Zones: 4-9 outdoors(hardy down to -20℉) 4-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- Mature Width:
- 5-6 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Ginkgo biloba 'Goldspire
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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 & Photos
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.
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.
Planting & Care
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.
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