Same ginkgo?

Discussion in 'Gymnosperms (incl. Conifers)' started by kaydye, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. kaydye

    kaydye Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    I am researching an upright ginkgo and have run into Elmwood Pillar and Elmwood Upright. I am wondering if these are one and the same and if not, what is the difference? It sounds like Elmwood Upright might be a newer cultivar, if so, is it improved? I noticed a great picture of Elmwood Pillar on this site, that's what got me wondering. Thanks.
    Kay
     
  2. Dave-Florida

    Dave-Florida Active Member

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    Based on a really quick Google search (ginkgo genetic diversity), there is significant diversity in remaining wild populations. So there's a chance that cultivars might come from a variety of genotypes. I'd wondered whether all the ginkgoes in North America were descended from a few handfuls of seed from just a few trees.

    Looks as though a few nurseries, at least are indeed offering 'Elmwood upright' as different from 'Elmwood'. This cultivar list seems likely to be reasonably complete. It just has 'Elmwood' as a name.

    Now for someone who knows ginkgoes to explain. Anyway, it looks as though there's plenty of tall, skinny ginkgoes for narrow spots.
     

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