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

Comments

Anna Luneva

I like this dwarf tree a lot and want to buy it but... I found it on plantlust.com and they wrote that it size is 20' x 10'. I'm confused. I don't need huge tree. Who is wrong?

Maxwell Cohn

nobody is "wrong" ... above it says mature size of 3 feet tall and wide in 10 years. That other site might have a 30-year horizon, or is taking a guess at some "ultimate size" after many decades. The point is that woody plants never stop growing.