- Hardiness Zone: 3-8
- Mature Height: 40-50' tall
- Mature Width: 20-30' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 20-30' apart
SLIM AND STATELY GINKGO TREE WITH ILLUMINATING FALL COLOR
- Unique, dark green, fan-shaped signature leaves of the Gingko
- Leaves turn a brilliant yellow fall color before dropping almost at once and covering your lawn with the golden hues
- Male selection of Ginkgo - NO stinky fruit
- Tight and vertical shape compliments any landscape
- Due to its tough constitution, it's a wonderful option for a street tree
- A long lived and pest-free tree - a true legacy tree
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
Why the Princeton Sentry® Maidenhair Tree?
Slim and stately, tall and true. Princeton Sentry® Ginkgo will be a dashing addition to your landscape. Rising like a spire, it creates drama in the vertical plane. Eventually, it widens a bit to form a compact pyramid. A single tree will serve as a powerful focal point, while a pair of trees can be sited to frame a scenic view or to anchor the corners of your home. With its neat habit and tough constitution, Princeton Sentry® Ginkgo also makes the perfect street tree. This versatile tree is ready to fulfill many roles in your landscape!
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 conditions have 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. Princeton Sentry® Ginkgo resulted from a seed germinated at Princeton Nursery in New Jersey in the 1940s. It was selected for its tight, symmetrical growth habit and strong central leader. Another huge plus: it’s a male! Female Ginkgos produce terrible-smelling fruits in the fall.
How to use in the landscape?
The iconic fan-like leaves of the Ginkgo are like those of no other tree. They have been a common motif in Asian art through the ages. The olive-green leaves of your Princeton Sentry® Ginkgo will make a lovely show all season long, until autumn, when they’ll really shine. The little fans will turn a luminous yellow color, bathing your landscape in a golden glow.
Why Bower & Branch?
At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.
- Trusted, Experienced Growers
- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise
- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States
We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.
We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.
How To Plant
You won’t find a tree that’s easier to grow than Princeton Sentry® Ginkgo! Plant it green up in a sunny site in soil that drains well, and your tree should be happy. Ginkgos are often planted in cities because of their adaptability, and Princeton Sentry® is no exception. It tolerates compacted soil, high pH, salt, clay, pollution, and drought. Virtually no insect pests or diseases ever touch it. When conditions are right, Ginkgos 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.
How To Water
Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water very slowly and very thoroughly. The water needs to reach to the bottom of the root ball and that takes time. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. If planting in the fall, use Elements Fertilizer while planting and start your regular annual fertilizing the following fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established as it gives your tree the nutrients it needs to produce lush new growth for the following spring.
How To Prune
Not much pruning work required, very low maintenance. Prune as needed in late winter or very early spring while the tree is still dormant. Do focus on keeping a single leader in your tree for as long as the main trunk is within your reach.
Hardiness Zones: 3-8
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.
*Big trees, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks days to be delivered. - Sizes large (AA) and smaller (Treelings) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.
How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).
Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:- Email: email@example.com - Phone: 866-873-3888 - Or via Online Chat
Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.
If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.
* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.
At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).