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Mariken Ginkgo Standard


Mariken Ginkgo Standard

Pot Size: 3 gallon

Current height:  Approx. 3 feet

Mature Height:  5 Feet

Mature Spread:  2 feet

Sunlight:   full sun

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Ginkgo biloba 'Mariken', Maidenhair Tree


This is a dwarf ginkgo tree with distinctive fan-shaped leaves; spreading branching habit; rich butter yellow in fall; a shrubby form of the species on a standard great for bonsai.

Ornamental Features

Mariken Dwarf Ginkgo has bluish-green foliage which emerges chartreuse in spring. The fan-shaped leaves turn an outstanding buttery yellow in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Mariken Dwarf Ginkgo is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Mariken Dwarf Ginkgo is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Mariken Dwarf Ginkgo will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches at the head. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

*Some photos are of mature plants that are several years old. You will be receiving a smaller, less mature plant that will need time to reach its mature size.

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