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Selected Ginkgo Forms & Cultivars

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University Outreach Publication

Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) in nature is a tall tree with a wide mature crown. Across many centuries, a number of unique traits have been recognized and cultivated. There are many ginkgo cultivars now available.  These cultivars come in a host of sizes, shapes, and appearances. Ginkgo can be divided into five primary crown types besides "normal": a weeping or pendulous form (first described in 1887); a highly upright or fastigiate form; a dwarf type; a branch type with aerial root bulges; and, various modified foliage types subdivided into three main foliage variations -- rolled tubular leaves, variegated leaves (first described in 1887), and leaf and seed-stem fused foliage. Other special variations are being created every year by active breeding and selection programs around the world.

(FOR03-20) September 2003

Authors
Kim D. Coder
Date Published
May 2004
Publisher
University of Georgia School of Forest Resources
Publisher Location
Athens, GA
Pages
6
Sub-Topics
Genetics, Identification, Landscape Design, Nursery, Planting, Selection (tree), Selection (tree), Species Selection
State(s)/Region(s)
National
Keywords
Cultivars, Ginkgo, Ginkgo biloba, Ginkgo cultivars
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