Ginkgo biloba 'Weeping Wonder' / Weeping wonder maidenhair tree

Ginkgo biloba 'Weeping Wonder' is a curiosity — a narrow, upright tree-form of maidenhair tree with random main branching growing in every imaginable direction, weeping branchlets; and leaves that are somewhat thicker than typical, some with exceptional dissection. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 6 feet (2 m) tall and 2 feet (60 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 6 to 8 inches (15 - 20 cm).

This cultivar originated as a prostrate female witch's broom found in the early 2000s by Rich Eyre and Mike Dirksen in Springfield Illinois. In Europe, this plant is known as 'Mutant Weeper'.

Ginkgo biloba 'Weeping Wonder' — a young plant in a private garden.
Photo by Nelson Haje Jr.
Ginkgo biloba 'Weeping Wonder' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Nelson Haje Jr.
Ginkgo biloba 'Weeping Wonder' developing fall color. Leaf shed comes shortly.
Photo by Nelson Haje Jr.