Very few tree varieties can beat the versatility and character displayed by Autumn Gold Ginkgo in difficult urban conditions. Autumn Gold Ginkgo is a non-fruiting male selection that matures to a broadly pyramidal tree with a majestic branching architecture, and is quite pest and disease free.
Like other Ginkgo varieties, Autumn Gold Ginkgo has unique fan shaped leaves that give an appearance unlike any other species of shade trees. When the fall color change takes place, the Autumn Gold Ginkgo takes on a golden glow as the leaves change to a beautiful buttery yellow.
Reportedly resistant to the feeding of Japanese Beetles, Autumn Gold Ginkgo can provide a tree that maintains a handsome appearance in areas where Japanese beetles have become a severe problem. While I really appreciate the pest resistance of Ginkgo trees, the features that I love the most about Autumn Gold Ginkgo is its strikingly beautiful and symmetrical branch structure.
Autumn Gold Ginkgo is interesting in summer with its unusual leaves delightful in fall with its gold color, and stunning in winter when the leaves have fallen , revealing a very angular and symmetrical branch structure. As autumn gold Ginkgo grow larger, the beauty of the branch structure gets more impressive with each passing years.
Toughness is also as outstanding trait of Autumn Gold Ginkgo. While they preform very well in high quality fertile soils, Autumn Gold Ginkgo have a demonstrated ability to tolerate difficult and highly disturbed soils found on boulevards, parking lots, and where the original soils have been turned upside down by construction activities.
If you choose an autumn Gold Ginkgo or one of the narrower growing selections cuh as Princeton Sentry Ginkgo or elmwood Ginkgo, you can look forward to having a distinctive tree that is beautiful and pest resistance. Mature size of Autumn Gold Ginkgo is 45 to 50 feet tall by 30-35 feet wide – an average shade tree.