Mariken High Graft Ginkgo
This True Genetic Dwarf Takes 10 Years to Reach 2 Feet Tall
This variety is a high graft, providing a male plant on an established root stock. This ensures a very healthy plant, but most importantly means no messy fruit to deal with! Ginkgo fruit has an aroma that most people dislike, so a fruitless male plant is highly preferable. And because this male does not waste energy on fruiting, it can spend all its energy on producing beautiful leaves.
Delightfully curled and cupped new foliage of celery green turns bright yellow before dropping in autumn. These leaves are unlike any other in the garden, and when they fall they create a bright pool of color on the garden or patio floor, creating a striking effect.
Plant 'Mariken' in full sun to part shade in well-drained soil. After several decades' growth 'Mariken' may reach 3 to 5 feet high; after 10 years it will have achieved only about 2 feet in height and 2½ in width. Very rare and choice! Zones 4-8.
|Zone||4 - 8|
|PlantWidth||2 ft 6 in|
|AdditionalCharacteristics||Easy Care Plants, Fall Color, Grafted, Seedless/Sterile|
|FoliageColor||Gold, Medium Green, Yellow|
|LightRequirements||Full Sun, Part Shade|
|Resistance||Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant|
|SoilTolerance||Clay, Normal, loamy, Poor|
|Uses||Border, Containers, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Specimen|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|