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Jurassic Tree Grow Kit: Ginkgo Tree

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Item SKU : 1008

Once widely scattered across the face of the globe, the amazing Ginkgo biloba, commonly known as Ginkgo Tree, Golden Fossil Tree, or Maidenhair Tree, is not only a physically beautiful, strikingly-unique, and tenaciously-hardy tree, it is a living link to the remote, prehistoric past. Of all Earth’s plants and creatures, Ginkgo Trees are perhaps the best example of what Charles Darwin called a “Living Fossil.” According to paleobotanists examining the fossil record, Ginkgos have existed on Earth for some 270 million years, and Ginkgo biloba may well be the oldest still-living seed plant on our planet. Today’s “modern” Ginkgo Tree is the sole living representative of a classification of trees (order Ginkgoales, family Ginkgoaceae, genus Ginkgo) that once dominated the planet’s vegetation on all continents. Here’s your chance to plant a living fossil, and a truly beautiful tree!


  • Grow your own tree from seed
  • Includes: Seeds, growing medium, a mini-greenhouse, and detailed instructions
  • Great for kids and adults, amateurs to experts

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