This plant is listed under several names, however it should be called Ginkgo biloba ‘Kohout’s Weeping’ as the use of botanical Latin in a cultivar name listed after 1959 is not allowed. Ginkgo biloba ‘Kohout’s Weeping’ was discovered by Jörg Kohout, Kriepitzer Str. 1 01920 – Elstra Prietitz, Sachsen, Germany and introduced into the trade from the Nursery bearing his name. This plant is sometimes offered as a ‘top worked’ tree, which will change its habit.
Description - Ginkgo biloba ‘Kohout’s Weeping’ has three different leaf shapes: one with completely normal looking leaves, another with long, needle-like stems with small split ends, and small spoon-like leaves with long stems. The amount of growth of each shoot is unsurprisingly dependant on the type of foliage bourne. The average is 20cm - 30cm. If left untrained the plant will produce a lax, shrub like habit with a height and spread of 2m – 3m in 10 years. If top worked it produces a graceful weeping head which can be expected to be 2m in diameter in 10 years.
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