Ginkgo biloba 'Magyar'


Tips for Homeowners:

If needed, prune in winter when dormant.  Prefers acidic soils because it can develop iron chlorosis in alkaline soil.

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'Magyar' is an excellent choice for landscapes with limited space because of its narrow, upright form.

  • Narrow pyramidal form
  • Good yellow color in fall
  • Seedless male

This cultivar is best planted as a street tree or in landscapes with limited space.  Best in eastern and central Kansas, needs protection in western Kansas.

Height: 40-50 ft
Spread: 20-30 ft
Zone: 3-8
Color: Non-Flowering

Interesting Notes about Ginkgo:

The Ginkgo belongs to a group of plants that have existed since over 270,000,000 years ago.  It is no wonder because it can tolerate heat, air pollution, salt and establishes in tough growing conditions.  It is very slow to grow and will take years before it can provide shade, but its beauty and history is worth waiting for.  Only the female trees produce fruit and that is why it is preferrable to plant male trees due to the messy fruit with unpleasant odor produced by female trees.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Great Foliage
  • Fall Color
  • Specimen
  • Focal Point
  • Low Maintenance
  • Disease Resistant
  • Drought Tolerant

Foliage Color:

  • Yellow
  • Green


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Songbirds

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water