- 10-15cm tall, 1 year old, healthy plants + 2 Ginkgo seeds sent in a 7 or 8cm pot. The plants are leafless between November and March, except the Araucaria. Not branched. Grown in our nursery. The plants can be planted into the ground next year (or now: Metasequoia).
- we send what you see, with our special packing method, developed by us (no plant movement in transit)
- 3 hardy trees: 1 Araucaria, 2 Metasequoia plants + 2 fresh Ginkgo seeds
- IDEAL GIFT FOR PLANT LOVERS – living fossil trees from the age of dinosaurs
- all can be grown in container on the patio, or planted out into the ground
This is a SPECIAL COLLECTION of ancient plants, great gift for Valentine’s Day, these three species are among the oldest living plants on the planet from the age of dinosaurs. They are all different in look and shape but growing them means passion and care about the diversity of our planet. Item description 1 Araucaria (H=8-15cm), 2 Metasequoia (H=15-20cm) and 2 freshly collected Ginkgo seeds (2016 crop), all plants are 1 year old in 8×8 or 9x9cm pot. Araucaria araucana, a southern South American tree species, is considered a representative symbol of Chilean forest biodiversity due to its endemicity and longevity and is the hardiest species in the genus. Because of its longevity and primitive look, it is also called a living fossil. Its leaves are thick, tough and scale-like, triangular, 3-4 cm long, 1-3 cm broad at the base, and with sharp edges and tip. They persist for 10-15 years or more, making the plant completely green, except for the older branches. Metasequoia glyptostroboides is an unusual, deciduous conifer tree, but can be kept as a shrub or hedge. Dawn Redwood is a living fossil, endangered in the wild. With their cinnamon colored, exfoliating bark and deciduous nature this plant can be a real pearl of any garden. The leaves turn a lovely bronze then brown colour in autumn. Ginkgo biloba is an unusual conifer, and a very ancient plant, you almost grow your own dinosaur if you have one. The fan-shaped leaves – composed of two lobes (biloba) that form a split in the middle of the leaf – and branching pattern (composed by long and very short branches) give a very distinct look to the plant. It can grow to large tree but can be grown in pot on the patio, or as a bonsai.