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2.Princeton Sentry® Ginkgo

Ginkgo biloba Princeton Sentry®


Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
50 - 80
30-40 but tremendously variable
Upright, columnar; slightly fatter at base and tapered at the apex
Best in full sun or partial shade
Sandy, deep, moderately moist soil preferable; grows in almost any situation; very pH and adaptable
anthers in 1 long, green catkins
plum-like in shape; tan to orangish in color, fleshy covering of seeds is foul smelling; only on female plants
Landscape use:
Excellent city tree or specimen for confined areas
Native range is eastern China; a Princeton introduction
Significant Features:
Exceptional vitality and handsome foliage; unique winter habit; magnificent yellow fall color; tolerant to air pollution; upright habit


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Arboretum Consultant

Michael A. Dirr

Dr. Michael A. Dirr is a horticulturist associated with the University of Georgia. Dr. Dirr has published over 300 scientific and popular publications and has authored seven books, including A Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture and Propagation and Uses. It has sold more than 250,000 copies.

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Richard C. Webel

Richard C. Webel is managing director of Innocenti & Webel LLC, a renowned firm that specializes in architecture, landscape architecture and strategic planning. He collaborated on A Landscape of Continuity: The Practice of Innocenti & Webel, published by Harvard University in 1997. In addition to presenting lectures throughout the United States, he has also appeared on CNBC and CNN.