Smallest of the redwood trees, but still a redwood and a fast growing, beautiful and tough tree. thought to be extinct until a patch was discovered in China in the 1940's. Geologic record shows they were once widespread. Be part of the movement to re-populate our earth. Makes a fantastic bonsai and bonsai forests. Loves sun and water. Grown in a small pot. Roots are trimmed as well as foliage to begin training as bonsai. May be planted in yard and allowed to grow freely or continued to be trained as bonsai.