Cricket Hill Garden
Ginkgo biloba 'Emperor of Dongting' Female Ginkgo
Variety description: This is an old selection of female ginkgo from the Dongting mountain region near the city of Suzhou in Jiangsu province in China. It's a very prolific nut producer. In Chinese it's known as 洞庭皇 dong ting huang, and is most commonly rendered in English as 'King of Dongting.'
Grafted female ginkgo trees take up to 10 years to begin producing nuts. Female trees will produce some fruit on their own, but yields are greatly increased with the presence of a male pollinator.
Height and Spread at Maturity: 30' tall and 20' wide in 10 years.
Site requirements: Full sun or part shade location. Prefers moist soils high in organic content, but will grow well in many soil types.
Hardiness: USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: Grafted tree, 8-12" with strong central leader. Grown in a 4" x 10" tree tube.
When we ship: Available for Spring 2021 shipping.