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Ginkgo biloba 'Beijing Gold'

maidenhair tree 'Beijing Gold'

A deciduous large shrub or small tree to 4m tall and wide. Its fan-shaped leaves open a golden-yellow colour in spring before darkening to green with white-striped variegation in mid to late summer, finally turning a clear yellow in autumn before falling

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Size
Ultimate height
2.5–4 metres
Time to ultimate height
20–50 years
Ultimate spread
2.5–4 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Gold Yellow
Summer Green Variegated White
Autumn Yellow
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

West–facing or East–facing or South–facing or North–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Ginkgoaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Potentially harmful
Seeds harmful if eaten. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling. Seed TOXIC to pets - see the HTA guide to potentially harmful plants for further information and useful contact numbers
Genus

Ginkgo are large deciduous trees, developing an irregular, spreading crown with age, fan-shaped, 2-lobed leaves, and on female trees, unpleasantly scented yellow fruits each containing a single large seed

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a well drained soil in full sun or partial shade; shelter from cold, drying winds

Propagation

Propagate by grafting in winter

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Low Maintenance
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

May be susceptible to honey fungus (rarely)

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