Ginkgo biloba ‘Tubifolia’

maidenhair tree

Outstanding Qualities

Tubifolia' is a cool variation of a tough tree - how's 270 million years or so for a track record? 'Tubiflolia' has attractively rolled leaves and a slow rate of growth, making it a superb shrubby tree when grown in full sun. Its distinctive foliage makes it a standout addition to any garden. Ginkgos get such vibrant fall color, you'll be stopped in your tracks! Combine it with other autumn-color shrubs, such as Fothergilla and maples, for an explosion of color. It would make an interesting container plant.

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: dark green, silver, burgundy

Great Color Partners: gold, orange

Culture Notes

This ginkgo prefers a location with well drained soil, but will tolerate a wide range of soil types including sandy and clay sites. It is drought tolerant once established and will tolerate tough conditions including pollution and salt spray. Very little pruning is needed to maintain the form of this tree other than removing dead and broken branches or poorly formed limbs.

© Guy Meacham

Quick Facts

Plant Type: upright tree

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 15 ft. 0 in. (4.57 m.)

Plant Width/Spread: 12 ft. 0 in. (3.66 m.)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 9

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: drought tolerant once established