This ancient genus of Ginkgo is considered a "living fossil". 'Mariken' is a compact bushy selection that was discovered as a Witch's broom. It has the same fan shaped green leaves that turn bright yellow in the fall but it stays very compact. It is a slow growing deciduous conifer that is a choice selection for a special spot in your garden.
'Mariken' grows best in moist, somewhat sandy well drained soil in full sun to partial sun. It will tolerate clay soil as long as lots of compost is added to amend the soil. Young plants should be staked for support.