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Mariken High Graft Ginkgo
The small foliage and form make this Ginkgo ideal for bonsai, containers, and small-space gardens.
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Mariken High Graft Ginkgo

Bareroot
Item # 35300
$59.95
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This True Genetic Dwarf Takes 10 Years to Reach 2 Feet Tall

Grafted Male cultivar with no messy, smelly fruits!
While most Ginkgo plants grow vigorously and reach an ultimate height of about 100 feet tall, this true genetic dwarf is the complete opposite, growing just about 2 feet tall in the first 10 years, and topping out at 4 to 5 feet after several decades. Since Ginkgo is a "living fossil" that has no close living relatives to interbreed with, cultivating desirable traits in this family is quite difficult. It seems like a miraculous coincidence, then, that a mutation discovered in 1995 has produced a stable new breed of truly dwarf Ginkgos. How many generations of bonsai practitioners would have killed for such a well-behaved Ginkgo! Ideal for bonsai, containers, and small-space gardens, this golden-leafed male Ginkgo grows exquisite fan-shaped foliage is in proportion to its overall size.

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.

Genus2 Ginkgo
Species biloba
Variety 'Mariken'
ItemForm Bareroot
Zone 4 - 8
Habit Dwarf
PlantHeight 24 in
PlantWidth 2 ft 6 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Easy Care Plants, Fall Color, Grafted, Seedless/Sterile
FoliageColor Gold, Medium Green, Yellow
LightRequirements Full Sun, Part Shade
MoistureRequirements Moist,  well-drained
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
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