|Botanical Name||Ginkgo Biloba 'Autumn Gold'|
|Mature Height||50 Feet|
|Mature Width||20 Feet|
|Light Requirement||Full Sun to Partial Shade|
|Hardiness Zone||Zones 3-9|
|Tolerance||Clay Soil, Poor Soil, Deer|
ℹ Autumn Gold Ginkgo Biloba is a large, deciduous tree and is considered to be a living fossil. It is the only surviving member of a group of ancient plants believed to have inhabited the earth up to 150 million years ago. It features distinctive two-lobed, somewhat leathery, fan-shaped, rich green leaves with diverging (almost parallel) veins. Leaves turn bright yellow in fall. Ginkgo trees are commonly called maidenhair trees in reference to the resemblance of their fan-shaped leaves to maidenhair fern leaflets (pinnae). Nurseries typically sell only male trees (fruitless), because female trees produce seeds encased in fleshy, fruit-like coverings which, at maturity in autumn, are messy and emit a noxious, foul odor upon falling to the ground and splitting open. 'Autumn Gold' is an all-male cultivar with a symmetrical, broadly spreading habit. Leaves turn a uniform golden yellow in autumn (spectacular when backlit by early morning or late afternoon sun) and persist for several weeks. When the leaves do drop, they drop rapidly, forming a golden carpet around the tree.