Ginkgo biloba 'The President'

42.13935852, -87.78520966

42.13946533, -87.78514099

42.15134048, -87.78968811

42.15139008, -87.78990936

42.15157318, -87.78947449


Ginkgo 'The President', also know as PRESIDENTIAL GOLD ®, was select by plantsman Dr. Michael Dirr. This is a male clone and will not produce the distinctive strong smelling fruit in the fall. PRESIDENTIAL GOLD ® Ginkgo has full branching crown when young and a strong central leader. It will reach a mature size of 50 feet tall and about 40 feet wide. This is large tree suitable for a shade tree or a garden centerpiece. It has the typical Ginkgo outstanding golden yellow fall color and is drought tolerant. Ginkgo is sometimes called the maidenhair tree due to its beautiful fan shaped leaves that resemble a maidenhair fern frond. It is one of the most pollution-tolerant trees and works well in the city. The Ginkgo is an ancient deciduous conifer and evidence has been found which shows this tree coexisted with the dinosaurs.

Plant Shape:
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Bloom Time:
March - April
May - June
Bloom Color:
Landscape Use:
Urban Street
Shade Tree
Specimen Plant
Wildlife Interest:
Resistant To Deer
Plant Type:
Hardiness Zone:
3 - 8