Ginkgo biloba 'Lakeview' / Lakeview Maidenhair Tree

This male cultivar of Ginkgo is practically pest free, resistant to storm damage, and casts dense shade. It makes a durable street tree especially where overhead vertical space limits selection of wide trees. The shape is a symmetrical pyramid growing about 50 feet tall and 20 to 25 feet wide, which is quite unlike the open spreading habit of the species. There are other narrow, upright cultivars such as Princeton Sentry and Fairmont . Ginkgo tolerates most soil, including compacted, and alkaline. The tree is easily transplanted and has a vivid yellow fall color which is second to none in brilliance, even in the south. However, leaves fall quickly and the fall color show is short. Unlike the species, the tree does not set fruit.

Ginkgo biloba 'Lakeview' Nice example of the oval growth habit of this selection.
Photo by Bill Barger