Ginkgo biloba 'Clica' / Clica maidenhair tree

Ginkgo biloba 'Clica' is a distinctive, upright dwarf selection of maidenhair tree with small, ruffled, light-green leaves, adorning a heavily branched, multi-stemmed, slow-growing mound. The resulting effect is a very tidy, refined specimen with eye-commanding texture. A site in full sun to partial shade will produce the most appealing plant. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 3.5 feet (1 m) tall and 4.5 feet (1.5 m) wide, an annual growth rate of 3 to 4 inches (7.5 - 10 cm).

Despite being a fairly new, eminently garden-worthy cultivar, it is currently of unknown origin. 'Clica' is one of eight selections made in 2020 for the popular ACS Collectors' Conifer of the Year program.

Ginkgo biloba 'Clica' in a nursery's field in Oregon.
Photo by Sam Pratt, courtesy of Conifer Kingdom, inc.
Ginkgo biloba 'Clica' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Sam Pratt