A gymnosperm is a vascular plant that bears naked seeds, which are seeds that are not enclosed in specialized chambers. Some examples of gymnosperms are pine trees, cedar trees, redwood trees, and spruce trees. Leaves of gymnospermous plants are extremely variable. Most gymnosperms are evergreen, with leaves lasting more than one growing season. Others are deciduous and drop their leaves at the end of every growing season. Bald cypress, larch, and dawn redwood, are examples of deciduous conifers. Ginkgo also sheds its leaves in the autumn. In the image below there is a set of pine trees with there huge leaves.