Ginkgo biloba 'Pevé Maribo' / Pevé Maribo Maidenhair tree

Gingko biloba 'Pevé Maribo' is a bushy, flattened globose selection of Maidenhair tree with short, thick, flesh branches holding leathery leaves that are nicely variegated with creamy white and light yellow. The variegation has proven to be exceptionally stable over time. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 3 feet (1 m) tall and wide, an annual rate of growth of 3 to 4 inches (7.5 - 10 cm).

This cultivar originated as a variegated sport found in the early 2000s on a specimen of Ginkgo biloba 'Mariken' by Piet Vergeldt Nursery, Lottum, The Netherlands. G. biloba 'Pevé Lobo,' despite being very commonly seen in the nursery trade, is little more than a curious misspelling for this plant. The error seems to have originated somewhere in eastern Europe.

Ginkgo biloba 'Pevé Maribo' in a private garden in Chicago, Illinois.
Photo by Todd Shaner
Ginkgo biloba 'Pevé Maribo' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Todd Shaner