‘Autumn Gold’ is a superior selection. This species evolved over 200 million years ago. Tough enough to live in the harshest environments as street trees in crowded cities. Females produce seeds with the odor of rancid butter so male clones are preferable for ornamental use. Brilliant fall color is one of many attributes.
Ginkgo is the only surviving member of a group of ancient plants believed to have inhabited the earth up to 150 million years ago. Ginkgo trees are dioecious (separate male and female trees). Female trees are very undesirable because they produce seeds encased in fleshy, fruit-like coverings which, at maturity in autumn, are messy and emit a noxious, foul odor