This is a live giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) tree. 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 water the tree to get it rooted and during times of drought thereafter. Sequoias are not drought tolerant. 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 and planting instructions are included with each order. Specifications: [age 4 yrs] [height 28"] [branching spread 18"] [trunk diameter 15/16"] [picture taken 10/17/17]