Native Region: Zhejiang province in eastern China
Zone Range: 05-09
Preferred Climate: Temperate
Harvest Date: Sunday 10 November, 2013
Seed count: 5-7
This is a living fossil, a tree thought to be long extinct, but now known to survive in the wild in a very small region of China. The tree is upright, columnar and has flat, fan-shaped mid-to yellow-green leaves which turn golden in the fall. Height to 100 feet; spread 25 feet.
For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant. Do not overly dry the seed or the embryo will die. Deep pots are best to grow in. Sow thinly 2 cm deep in a layer of sand. Keep moist; stratify for 90 days; optimum germination temperature: 20-25 degrees Celsius; days to germinate: 28-35. Protect seed and seedlings from vermin. Grow in any fertile, well-drained soil in full sun.