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(There are alternative spelling of this cultivar name) Syn. ‘Spring Grove #86’

The name, ‘Jehoshaphat,’ refers to a character in Par Lagerkvist’s book, The Dwarf. Ginkgo biloba ‘Jehoshaphat’ was selected by the Dawes Arboretum. It occurred as a witches’ broom at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, Cincinnati, Ohio, in The United Sates of America growing on a tree in section 86. Note: that this is often confused with Ginkgo biloba ‘Spring Grove’ but they are not synonymous, they are clearly from different sources, however similar in appearance and habit.


Description - Ginkgo biloba ‘Jehoshaphat’ This is a possibly a female cultivar. The foliage is half the size of a typical Ginkgo with as many as six lobes, divided in the centre. It grows slowly at first the growth rate is 3 cm – 5 cm a year. In ten years, it will have attained a height somewhere between 1 m to 2 m with a spread of 1 m. Estimates as to the eventual height vary from 4m - 12 m at maturity, we think it will be closer to 3m - 4m. The foliage is darker than most other Ginkgos but turns a rich, bright yellow in the autumn.

Ginkgo biloba ‘Jehoshaphat’ Syn. ‘Spring Grove #86’

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