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Re: 52 million year old Sabal fossil
yes ginkgo (and for that matter the cycads) is very old but likely some of the others like araucaria for example are almost as old (dating back to the dinosaurs and FWIW Wikipedia calls the araucarias "living fossils" just like ginkgo)so they are extremely ancient by any standards.
the upper southern oregon coast
USDA zone 9a (Sunset zone 5)
DRY cool summers and WET cool winters
grow eucalyptus, banksias, telopeas, grevilleas, bottlebrush, mexican pines and oaks
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