Autumn Gold

Product Code: gautu

Ginkgo biloba 'Autumn Gold'
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The common name of maidenhair tree refers to the resemblance of the fan-shaped leaves to maidenhair fern leaflets (pinnae). The 'Autumn Gold' is an all-male cultivar typically growing at maturity to 40-50' with a symmetrical, broadly spreading habit. The leaves turn a uniform golden yellow in autumn (spectacular when back-lit 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. No insect or disease problems. Mature size is around 50' high x 30' wide. Hardiness zone 4.

Planting & Care for Trees – Ginkgo

Preparation

  • Ginkgos have a gorgeous yellow fall color and have a spreading habitat, which varies dependent upon the cultivar.
  • Ginkgo trees are multi-purpose in their uses as they make wonderful shade trees, specimen plants (including amazing bonsai) and street trees. As street trees, they are tolerant of city conditions such as air pollution and road salt.
  • As the tree is amazingly easy going about almost everything, including the pH of its soil, gingko tree care does not require a lot of finesse. When planting, ginkgo tree care will include setting in deep, well-draining soil in an area of full to partial sun.

Opening Plant Material

  • Grow Bags - Remove bag by using a utility knife to slit up the side and peel off the fabric exposing the soil and roots.
  • Scroll down and click on the orange rectangular box "Handling & Planting Guidelines" to see illustrations on how to plant properly.  

Planting Grow Bags

  • Plant grow bags in spring or fall.
  • Plant the root ball just like you would a container plant. No trimming of roots is necessary for grow bags.
  • Notice where the base of the trunk flairs out from the tree. This is called the root flair. This root flair should show when the tree is planted. If necessary, add soil under the ball so the root flair is exposed.
  • Place fertilizer packets into the bottom of the hole (if purchased). *Use our recommended fertilizer.
  • Back-fill the hole with soil, making sure the top of the root ball is visible and slightly higher than the soil around it.
  • Firm the soil around the plant. Water well to settle soil around the root ball.

Pruning - After Planting

  • Grow Bags - Although it is not essential for grow bags to be pruned after planting, a light pruning for shape, to remove any broken branches from shipping, or to thin out a heavily branched plant will help in the transplanting process and in the appearance of your new planting.

Pruning - Through-out the Season

  • Prune your ginkgo tree in late fall or winter. Avoid pruning the tree in mid-spring, when it's in bloom. Pruning during the dormant season allows the wounds to heal during the growing season. Additionally, tree sap is at a minimum during the dormant season, so you won't risk weakening the tree.

Watering - After Planting

  • Plants typically take approximately 6 weeks to establish new roots in your soil. During this period, water plants as often as every 2-4 days at the start and at least a minimum of once per week.
  • Beyond the 6 week establishment period, water once per week, unless rains occur.
  • Stick your finger into the soil around 3” to check soil moisture.

Watering - Through-out the Season

  • After the first season, plants should only be watered during extended periods without rain.
  • How do you know if your plants need water? The easiest way to tell is to touch the soil around the roots. If it is moist, there is no need to water. If it is dry, give it a good soaking with the hose end (no nozzle) watering the soil only, not the leaves.
  • Stick your finger into the soil around 3” to check soil moisture.

 

Go to our "Plant Features & Video Tab" for more information & tips on caring and maintaining this plant.

Handling & Planting Guidelines

Special Features & Videos on Trees – Ginkgo

Special Plant Features & Tips

  • The 'Autumn Gold' is an all-male cultivar typically growing at maturity to 40-50' with a symmetrical, broadly spreading habit.
  • The leaves turn a uniform golden yellow in autumn (spectacular when back-lit 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.
  • The common name of maidenhair tree refers to the resemblance of the fan-shaped leaves to maidenhair fern leaflets (pinnae).
  • No insect or disease problems.
  • Mature size is around 50' high x 30' wide.
  • Hardiness zone 4.
  • Considered to be the world’s oldest living species of tree, geological evidence of ginkgos have been dated to the Mesozoic era, some 200 million years ago!
  • Also called the maidenhair tree, ginkgo trees are long living, drought and pest resistant, and incredibly strong. They were the only trees to survive following the Hiroshima atomic bomb attack.
  • Ginkgos have a gorgeous yellow fall color and have a spreading habitat, which varies dependent upon the cultivar.
  • Ginkgo trees are multi-purpose in their uses as they make wonderful shade trees, specimen plants (including amazing bonsai) and street trees. As street trees, they are tolerant of city conditions such as air pollution and road salt.
  • As the tree is amazingly easy going about almost everything, including the pH of its soil, gingko tree care does not require a lot of finesse. When planting, ginkgo tree care will include setting in deep, well-draining soil in an area of full to partial sun.
  • Prune your ginkgo tree in late fall or winter. Avoid pruning the tree in mid-spring, when it's in bloom. Pruning during the dormant season allows the wounds to heal during the growing season. Additionally, tree sap is at a minimum during the dormant season, so you won't risk weakening the tree.

How to plant containers

 

ItemApprox Weight (lbs.)Approx Base Dimensions (diameter)Approx Height
#7 Grow Bag 35-50 14-16" 5-8'
#10 Grow Bag 55-70 18" 6-8'
#15 Grow Bag 65-80 22" 6-10'
#20 Grow Bag 75-100 24" 8-12'
1 1/4" B&B 250-500 22" for single stems, 28" for multiple stems  8-11'
1 1/2" B&B 325-600 24" for single stems, 30" for multiple stems  10-12'
2" B&B 500-700 28" for single stems, 32" for multiple stems 10-14'
2 1/2" B&B 600-1000 30" for single stems, 36" for multiple stems 10-15'
3" B&B 850-1000 34"-36"  12-16'
3 1/2" B&B 1000 36"  12-18'
10' B&B 250 22"  10'
12' B&B 325 24"  12'
14' B&B 500 28" 14'
16' B&B 600 30"  16'
2' B&B 50 12-16"  2'
3' B&B 60-250 16-22"  3'
4' B&B 250 22-24" 4'
5' B&B 325 22-24"  5'
6' B&B 150-325 16-24" 6'
7' B&B 500-700 28-32"  7'
8' B&B 600-700 14-30"  8'
9' B&B 700 32"  9'
#3 container Less than 35  10" 10" 
#5 container 40 11" 10.5" 
#7 container 60 14" 12" 
#10 container 80 14" 14 
#20 container 160 19.5" 17" 
Bare Root varies, but always lighter no soil on roots varies depending on item

*Any items over 100 Ibs. or that are B&B can only be delivered by our trucks due to FedEx shipping weight restrictions. Our trusted trucks only deliver around a 100 miles radius from our corporate office in Waterloo, Wisconsin. Any item you order can be picked-up at our corporate office in Waterloo, Wisconsin for free. See our estimated delivery schedule here

Growing Zones: 4-8

Color: Green, Yellow
Plant Size: 50' tall x 30' wide
Fall Color: Golden yellow
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil Conditions: Normal, Sandy, Clay, Acidic, Dry
Low Maintenance: Yes
Deer Resistant: No
Attracts Butterflies: No
Attracts Bees: No
Attracts Birds: No
Edible: No
Native: No

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