Ginkgo biloba is a tree considered a living fossil, as it has existed since prehistoric times (approximately 290 million years ago). It is a species of gymnosperm known worldwide for possible benefits related to memory.
Gingko, with its typical fan-shaped leaf, is also named after a fan tree and comes from East Asia, where it has been cultivated for over 1000 years as a temple tree in China, Japan and Korea.
It is also a symbol of peace and longevity as it survived the atomic bomb attacks in Japan. After the Hiroshima bomb (1945), in the midst of rubble, new leaves sprouted from the calcined trunk of a ginkgo biloba. This tree was reborn in the midst of a hostile environment in which the absence of life dominated. It is a symbol of peace and longevity for having survived the atomic explosions.
They are deciduous trees, that is, they lose all their leaves in winter. They reach a height of 20 to 35 meters. The oldest trees occupy Chinese soil, where they reach more than 50 meters in height.