This is a live giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) pre-bonsai tree. This tree is particularly well suited to becoming a bonsai because of the fat trunk and short stature. The buyer will receive the tree that is pictured. The tree will be shipped in the container that it is grown in, with the roots intact, and never bare root to protect the tender feeder roots. Sequoias will grow in all climate zones. You will have to be prepared to keep the tree watered. Sequoias are not drought tolerant. The giant sequioa is an outdoor bonsai. This tree was grown from seed at our nursery in the central Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. The seed was selected from an ancient grove of sequoias that produce quality trees of good structure and perform well in containers. Information on the general maintenance of the tree is included with each order. Specifications: >age: 6 >height: 30" >branching spread: 24" >trunk diameter: 1  1/16" >picture taken: 7/18/17