Ginkgo biloba 'Presidential Gold®' ('The President')


'The President'

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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This popular variety boasts very full branching which will produce a denser crown when mature.

  • Good branching and shape on young tree to maturity
  • Excellent yellow color in fall
  • Seedless male

With time this tree can be very large and should be planted where it has room to grow.  Best in eastern and central Kansas, needs protection in western Kansas.

Height: 40-50 ft
Spread: 35-40 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
  • Low Maintenance
  • Specimen
  • Focal Point
  • Slow Growing
  • Disease Resistant
  • Fall Color

Foliage Color:

  • Green
  • Gold
  • Yellow


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Songbirds

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water