Ginkgo biloba ‘Beijing Gold’ is a unique rare dwarf form of Ginkgo biloba with unusual pale golden spring leaves changing as they age to almost white variegation. They are smaller than the mother Ginkgo biloba and in sunlight are liable to wither along the leading edge adding to the unusual effect. I know this sounds terrible but in reality it just isn’t the case, it makes Ginkgo biloba ‘Beijing Gold’ stand out as an attractive ornamental which draws attention amongst it’s ginkgo cousins. It’s one of those plants thats always a talking point and I guess you’ll either love it or loath it.
Best grown in a sheltered semi-shady position where it will develop into a bushy shrub-like specimen making it ideal as a container specimen or as an unusual addition planted in a border. Hardy, deciduous. Plant in sun/part shade away from cold drying winds. As yet we are unable to ascertain whether Ginkgo biloba ‘Beijing Gold’ is a male or female form, If you know different please let us know.
- Position:Semi shade to full shade out of cold, drying winds - especially coastal winds.
- Soil:All soils, but avoid waterlogged areas very dry soils will need extra watering.
- Eventual Size:1. 5 to 3 metres, but can be pruned.
- Habit:Open shrub-like gold, white, pale green leaves turning yellow before falling.