no ornamental value (female flowers and fruit are definitely NON-ornamental)
35 to 40 ft., but slow growing in Colorado Springs
20 to 35 ft.
USDA zones 4-9
hardy to 6,000 ft.
Maidenhair tree is a deciduous tree native to China with smooth white bark. The clusters of bright green leaves are a unique fan-shape that turn brilliant yellow in fall.
Although interesting, maidenhair tree is not that well adapted to the cold and exposure of Colorado Springs. It grows very slowly in our climate. It serves more as a "collector's item" than a vigorous shade tree.
There is one ginkgo tree growing at the Xeriscape Garden. It is alive, but has grown only a few inches per year. It is not very vigorous.
Prune when young to develop a structurally strong tree when mature.