Troll Ginkgo Tree (Ginkgo biloba ‘Troll’)
Troll Ginkgo Tree
A miniature version of the mighty and long-lived Ginkgo? You bet!
Introducing the miniature “living fossil” Troll Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba ‘Troll’) that gives you all the unique characteristics of the larger Ginkgo biloba, but in a cute little green size and popsicle shape! Ginkgo trees are beloved by so many not only because of their interesting history but because they are beautiful trees with really no disease or insect problems! They are very long-lived!
Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 3 to 8, The ‘Troll’ Ginkgo is a male selection, so that means no fruit can have an offensive odor. Unlike the 80-foot-tall cousins, Troll only grows into a neat and tidy 2-3 feet in height and just 1-2 feet wide! You no longer even need a garden to enjoy this container-ready tree! This truly unique & unusual compact tree will display an irregular, upright form on top of the grafted stem.
Raking made easy! Ginkgo leaves have a unique fan shape that turns bright yellow in autumn. Then the leaves will rain down when it comes time to drop in pretty much one single day. It makes cleanup a breeze in the fall not having to wait for all of the leaves to fall.
Let this little Troll guard your home! Troll is the perfect little accent plant to be highlighted in a high-profile location near the front entrance of a home! Try these space-saving deciduous trees in a matched pair of planters on either side of your front door. Pot up in a fancy container or urn and let the compliments roll in! Everyone will be dying for a closer look!
The perfect focal point plant for a courtyard, postage stamp garden, or even a balcony gardener! Troll is an excellent accent to use on a front yard berm. Use near a poolside seating area or sunny patio where it can be enjoyed and not worry about it growing out of bounds. It is best to use this little gem as a specimen plant because Troll will attract attention anywhere it goes!
Ginkgo are easy to grow in average, medium moisture soil in full sun, and prefer moist, sandy, well-drained soils. Water newly planted trees regularly to not allow the root ball to dry out between waterings. The Troll Ginkgo adapts well to most urban environments.
Provide a well-drained enriched site and water new trees regularly using the Finger Test method for best results. A 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch all around the tree’s root system helps create a pretty garden bed. If pruning is needed, do so while the tree is dormant in the winter or very early spring, removing dead or damaged branches.
For a unique dwarf tree with unique leaves, amazing fall color!
|Common name||Troll Ginkgo Tree|
|Botanical name||Ginkgo biloba 'Troll'|
|Growth rate||Medium, Slow|
|Height||2 - 3 ft.|
|Width||1 - 2 ft.|
|Soil condition||Widely Adaptable|
|Pruning time||When Dormant|