Because of the fruit problem, the male gingko is definitely preferable for the home landscape, however choosing from among young trees is something of a gamble. They do not flower for at least 20 years at which time they will be about 25 feet tall. So buy your tree from a reliable nursery and get a male tree. Some good male Ginkgoes include Lakeview which is a variety that is narrowly conical and grows 45 to 55 feet. Autumn Gold starts upright, then spreads. It grows to 45 feet with a spread of 35 feet. It is non-fruiting and has excellent fall color. Princeton Sentryâ is narrow and dense and will grow to 40 feet and spread only about 15 feet. Mayfield grows to about 30 feet and is columnar and narrow. Fairmount grows upright. Shangri-laâ is a compact variety growing 45 feet with a spread of 25 feet. Great bright yellow fall color.