Ginkgo trees are a living fossil, with leaf impressions dating back 270 million years!! It is also a readily available medicine throughout the world. A lot of trees claim to be resilient, but how many can say their species has survived an Atomic bomb dropped in Hiroshima? Roughly 170 Ginkgo Biloba survived the blast in 1945. Talk about a living legend! A true symbol of longevity, this tree will most likely outlive generations to come. A single straight species Ginkgo tree can live for over 1,000 years. Learn more about Ginkgo Trees.
This selection was reportedly found as a witch’s broom on a straight species tree in Holland. A witch’s broom is a deformity which occurs on a woody plant, typically a tree in which the natural structure of the plant has changed. The form usually takes place on a branch as a dense mass of shoots resembling often, a broom or birds nest. There are various reasons this occurs, but on occasions a desirable cultivation of the species occurs. This natural process is how Blue Star Juniper and some other dwarf conifers came to be.