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Found in Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland Ohio but was not officially marketed by E. J. Scanlon & associates, in Ohio, U.S.A. until around 1959. Many sources suggest that Ginkgo biloba ‘Lake View’ and Ginkgo biloba ‘Bergen op Zoom’ are one of the same. Below are the descriptions for each:


Description - Ginkgo biloba ‘Lakeview’ is male. The foliage is like the species, larger, with an annual growth rate of 30cm. A much narrower and tighter growing form of Gingko biloba. The shape is a symmetrical pyramid growing about 8m to 10 m (some sources suggest 15m) high, with a width of 3 to 4 m. It has characteristics which make it ideal as a street tree.


Ginkgo biloba 'Bergman op Zoom' originated from The Blote voetenpad Park and garden in Bergen op Zoom in the Netherlands before 1999.


Description - Ginkgo biloba 'Bergman op Zoom is male'. The foliage is usually larger than the species.  Annual growth rate under nursery conditions 60cm. Whist considered a dwarf it has the unusual characteristic of growing strongly with a straight leader until it reaches a reasonable height, at which point it starts to fill out and develop a head. We are told to expect a height of around 4 m.


Our conclusions based on the descriptions and purported origins are that they are certainly different trees, but only DNA testing of the plants in the collection will solve this argument.

Ginkgo biloba 'Lakeview' syn. 'Bergman op Zoom'

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