Ginkgo biloba 'Elmwood' (Royal Horticultural Society, accepted name) is synonymous with Ginkgo biloba 'Elmwood Fastigiata' and Ginkgo biloba 'Elmwood Pillar'.
Ginkgo biloba ‘Elmwood’ syn. Ginkgo biloba ‘Fastigiata’ and Ginkgo biloba ‘Elmwood Pillar’ originated from Gary Whittenbaugh of Oelwein, Iowa USA. (below; A photo of the original plant, with Dax Herbst in the photo, was taken at one of the earlier meetings of the American Conifer Society.)
Description - This is a male cultivar. It has a loose fastigiate habit and is vase like. It has very good autumn colour. The growth rate is suggested to be 30 cm a year. Which would indicate that a plant would attain 3m in 10 years. It is stated that it will achieve a height of 9m, with a spread of 3m. About Ginkgo biloba ‘Elmwood’ syn. Ginkgo biloba ‘Fastigiata’ and Ginkgo biloba ‘Elmwood Pillar’ Charles Hunter said, “I find Elmwood to be extremely upright needing little or no pruning to maintain a tight narrow column. The several Elmwood specimens in the Nauvoo Collection are not nearly as tightly upright. To such an extent that Durrell Nelson had questioned whether they were true Elmwood’s”.
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