Ginkgo Overview Category: Shade trees Common Name: Ginkgo Botanical Name: Ginkgo biloba 'Autumn Gold' Sun Exposure: Full sun Height: 50 ft. Spread: 30 ft. See notes | Back to shade trees Notes A male selection of ginkgo with a symmetrical conical form, turning broader with age. A nice yellow fall color. Slow grower. Selected by the Saratoga Horticulture Foundation in CA, introduced in 1955.