Maidenhair Tree 'Autumn Gold'

Ginkgo biloba

Family: Ginkgoaceae
Genus: Ginkgo (GING-ko) (Info)
Species: biloba (bi-LOW-buh) (Info)
Cultivar: Autumn Gold




Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


over 40 ft. (12 m)


10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)


USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring


Grown for foliage


Good Fall Color

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Aptos, California

El Cerrito, California

Oakley, California

Clifton, Colorado

Fort Collins, Colorado

Athens, Georgia

Marietta, Georgia

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Kearney, Nebraska

Lincoln, Nebraska

Cincinnati, Ohio

Cooksburg, Pennsylvania

Lexington, Virginia

Seattle, Washington

Cambridge, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 10, 2015, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Hardy to Z3.


On Jan 18, 2009, Bledsoe from Fort Collins, CO wrote:

This plant is unique to my area. I love the foliage on this tree that alone is enough to make anyone want a tree on there property. The only downside is in the 3 years I have had this tree I have yet to see the fall color because it usually gets to cold before it starts to change. If hit by a hard freeze usually 25 or 26 degrees that leaves cascade to the ground in nearly one day.


On Mar 24, 2006, ineedacupoftea from Denver, CO wrote:

This quickly became what may be the most popular clone of Ginkgo biloba. This is due to its fastest growth of any selection, (Happy nurserymen and plant farms) consistent leaf shape, and rich golden-yellow fall color. Extremely adaptable to virtually any soil or aspect. (Actually, soil adaptability is due to rootstock, which is invariably a random seedling, which are extremely adaptable nonetheless)

This cultivar cannot be reproduced from seed, (Obviously, as it is a male clone) only grafting or stem-cuttings.