Ginkgo biloba 'Fastigiata' is a male form originating from France. It wa first listed as a distinct cultivar in 1896 in the Kew Hand-List of Coniferae, Ed 1 and again in 1940 in the Manual of Cultivated Trees and Shrubs, MacMillan. It is suggested that this tree should be a narrow column when young, broadening with age, having semi erect branches. Height given 8.0 m, but no indication of at what age. Our specimen does seem to colour up well in the Autumn.