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Ginkgo Biloba

Supplied in a 1 litre pot.

Ginkgo are a primitive genus containing a single species and given its own family, Ginkgoaceae. Ginkgo is quite different from all other conifers. Fossil records show it to be very ancient. Now unknown in the wild, it was certainly grown in China in the eleventh century; some specimens are believed to be well over 1,000 years old. The foliage resembles that of the maiden-hair fern, hence the common name. Pollination is achieved by motile spores, a feature unknown among ;the higher plants, but normal among ferns. Male and female flowers are carried on separate trees. The fruits are edible, nutritious, and are a source of various medicin