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Ginkgo biloba 'Windover Gold'

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Windover Gold Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba 'Windover Gold') at Riverbend Nurseries

Windover Gold Ginkgo

Windover Gold Ginkgo

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Windover Gold Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba 'Windover Gold') at Riverbend Nurseries

Windover Gold Ginkgo foliage

Windover Gold Ginkgo foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  40 feet

Spread:  25 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Maidenhair Tree


A stunning feature tree with unique fan-shaped leaves; pyramidal to oval form with stout branching; consistent gold fall color; this male clone that does not produce fruit is a distinct improvement on the species, and a great choice for home landscape use

Ornamental Features

Windover Gold Ginkgo has emerald green foliage throughout the season. The fan-shaped leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Windover Gold Ginkgo is an open deciduous tree with a distinctive and refined pyramidal 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 tree, 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.

Windover Gold Ginkgo is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Windover Gold Ginkgo will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 25 feet. It has a high canopy of foliage that sits well above the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 150 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape 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.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Shade 
Fall Color 
Ornamental Features