I know that not everyone who sews is an avid gardener or horticulturist, but I'm hoping there is some crossover out there among my readers who could give me some advice about Ginkgo trees.
I'm looking to plant a Ginkgo tree as a memorial tree and I want to know the best variety to plant. I know that I want a male species due to the foul smelling berries from the female species. I realize that these grow SUPER slowly (the tree pictured above is at least 100 years old) but they also have very long life spans. They are the oldest living species of tree, having existed during the times of the dinosaurs and saw the arrival of mankind on earth. (they've been around a while...let's just put it that way)
But I'm having some difficulty deciding on the correct variety to plant and how old the tree can be and be transplanted. I've been given the species name Saratoga Ginkgo but I am finding many more pictures for the Autumn Gold variety. The plan is to have a bench under the tree and I am looking for a shape more like the one pictured above (though it obviously would not be that large perhaps even in my lifetime)
Can anyone help me?