About Ginkgo biloba ‘Autumn Gold’ (Autumn Gold Ginkgo)
This tree, known as Ginkgo biloba ‘Autumn Gold’, is a striking accent tree prized for its unique fan-like green foliage. Turning a vibrant yellow gold during the autumn season, its foliage offers a beautiful display of color and texture. Even as a slow grower, this ornamental tree variety offers a dynamic look to any landscape making the wait well worth it. Reaching an average mature landscape size of 35-45′ tall by 35-45′ wide, this accent tree eventually will grow into a beautiful shade tree. Deciduous in nature, this tree will eventually drop its leaves leaving a blanket of color below.
Care and planting instructions
Plant Ginkgo biloba ‘Autumn Gold’ in an area that receives full sun using well-draining soil. Water regularly after planting to encourage a healthy root system, then reduce the frequency to weekly. While not considered a drought tolerant variety, this tree flourishes best with infrequent waterings as it does not tolerate soggy soil or overwatering. To encourage growth, use a general fertilizer in the spring before its new growth arrives.
Landscape design ideas
Autumn Gold Ginkgo is an excellent specimen for city street medians and sidewalks. Its beautiful foliage can provide an interesting texture to a residential landscape design planted as a focal point or near an area where it can provide a canopy of shade. Its no-fuss characteristics make it a thoughtful option for landscapes designs aimed at minimal landscape maintenance.