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.
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