Often used in Bonsai, this dwarf, low-spreading and somewhat weeping Ginkgo is quite unique, especially with you remember seeing 100 ft tall Ginkgo trees. Ginkgo biloba is a deciduous conifer that is a surviving member of ancient plants that inhabited the earth up to 150 million years ago. So, 'Mariken' is a sport or 'Witches Broom' off of a larger Ginkgo. We love the two-lobed fan shaped leaves that are green all season, then turn golden-yellow in the autumn before dropping. Can be grown in a container to keep smaller. It does tend to grow wider than tall.