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Ginkgo biloba ‘Princeton Sentry’ (gingko)

Ginkgo biloba ‘Princeton Sentry’

‘Princeton Sentry’ is an all-male cultivar with an upright, narrowly conical habit. Leaves turn a uniform golden yellow in autumn and persist for several weeks. When the leaves do drop, they drop rapidly, forming an impressive golden carpet.  Easily grown in average, medium moisture soil in full sun. Will tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions, including compacted soils, but prefers moist, sandy, well-drained soils. Also salt, pollution and heat tolerant – a solid choice for most urban environments.  

[Photo: Ginkgo_biloba_’Princeton_Sentry’; Credit: David Bockman from Fairfax, USA, CC BY 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons] 

Tolerances: Compacted Soil, Salt

Light: Full Sun

Value: Fall Color

Size: 40 – 50 feet

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