Chi Chi Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba ‘Chi Chi’)
A Favorite for Unique Foliage and Rich Fall Color
- Hardiness Range: 3 to 8
- Height: 4-6’, Slow Growing
- Spread: 4-6’, Slow Growing
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Fall Color: Bright Yellow
Why We Love It:
Chi Chi Ginkgo is a dwarf variety of the popular ginkgo tree. This dense, multi-stemmed shrub has distinct fan-shaped, emerald green leaves that emerge in late spring and turn a rich golden yellow in the fall. This dwarf variety is a slow-grower and will reach a height of 4-6’ feet tall once mature. It has a relatively rounded form that adds an interesting touch to any landscape. Chi Chi can be used as an accent, foundation planting or a shrub border.
Know Before You Plant:
Ginkgo’s will benefit from some added protection from our cold Wisconsin winters. Consider applying a thick ring of mulch around the root zone, but make sure to leave the stem free of mulch. If the mulch is placed too close to the stem, it can encourage rot to form at the base of the plant.
Chi Chi Ginkgo is a male clone and does NOT produce the messy, pungent fruit that females produce.
Where It Thrives:
Chi Chi Ginkgo should be planted in full sun and prefers moist, sandy, and well-draining soils. It is well suited for the home landscape and is adaptable to urban environments. It is tolerant of saline conditions, air pollution and heat.