Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-8
  • Spacing: 2-3'
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Troll Maidenhair Tree

Ginkgo biloba 'Troll'
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Troll Maidenhair Tree, a.k.a. Troll Ginkgo Tree, is a sweet and sassy specimen that will make you smile. You may know the Ginkgo as a mighty shade Tree that spreads its majestic limbs overhead and clothes them in unique, fan-shaped foliage, which turns radiant yellow in the fall. This is a mini version of that beauty -- it only reaches 3 feet tall and wide! Use Troll Ginkgo as a fun, quirky feature in a rockery, courtyard, fairy garden, miniature railroad garden, or a patio container. The cutest troll you'll ever encounter! 

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-8
  • Spacing: 2-3'
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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The Story

The Ginkgo is an ancient Chinese Tree valued as much for its beauty as for its durability. Its unique, fan-shaped leaves and its tolerance for all kinds of challenging growing condition shave made it a favorite landscape Tree around the world. In Hiroshima, Japan, several Ginkgo Trees growing near ground zero even survived the atomic bomb. They continue to flourish to this day. Troll Ginkgo is a modern selection that was discovered in Europe. It is a male variety that produces NONE of the stinky fruits that female Ginkgoes are famous (or infamous) for. 

The Details

Troll Maidenhair Tree naturally assumes a rounded but slightly irregular form. The leaves are smaller than a normal Ginkgo and are packed more tightly on the branches. It's like nothing else you can buy! 

How to Grow

You won't find a Tree that's easier to grow than Troll Ginkgo! Plant it green-side-up in a sunny site in soil that drains well, and your Tree should be happy. Ginkgoes are often planted in cities because of their adaptability, and Troll is no exception. It tolerates compacted soil, high pH, salt, clay, pollution, and drought. Virtually no insect, pests or diseases ever touch it, and hardly and pruning is needed. If you must prune, do so in spring. When conditions are right, Ginkgoes can live for hundreds of years, so give this honorable legacy Tree a thoughtfully chosen spot in the landscape where it will be admired for generations. 

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 3
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 8
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Avg Mature Height 3' Tall
Avg Mature Width 3' Wide
Spacing 2-3'
Growth Rate Very Slow
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Yellow
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant Yes
Dry, Poor Soils Yes
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore Yes
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance Yes
Showy Flowers No
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest No
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

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