Ginkgo biloba ‘Goethe’. This cultivar was found by Mr. Bert Scupper from Hazerswoude in the municipality of Alphen aan den Rijn, in the Netherlands. It is named after the Poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, he wrote "Gingo biloba" (later: "Ginkgo biloba"). The poem was published in his work West-östlicher Diwan (West-Eastern Divan), first published in 1819. Goethe used "Gingo" instead of "Ginkgo" in the first version to avoid the hard sound of the letter "k".
Description - Ginkgo biloba ‘Goethe’ is similar in habit to Gingo biloba ‘Obelisk’. The foliage is like that of the species, but some of the leaves are twisted near the base. The annual growth rate is 20 cm, the branches grow sharply upright. Overall, the plant forms a graceful column. This cultivar should only reach a height of 1.5 m to 2.0 m with a spread of 0.5 m - 1.0 m. Eventually it is expected to reach a height of 4 m.
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