Everything you need to start your own Dawn Redwood tree seedling is included in this unique garden-in-a-bag grow kit! The Metasequoia, or Dawn Redwood, is a fast-growing deciduous tree, which means its leaves turn color and shed in the fall, is bare in the winter and grows new leaves in the spring. It's the sole living species in its genus, one of three species of conifers known as redwoods and the only one that's not an evergreen. Native to China, it's the shortest of the redwoods, typically between 50 to 60 feet tall, it's often planted as an ornamental tree. It was once thought to have been extinct for millions of years until a Chinese forester discovered a living specimen in the middle of a rice paddy in 1944. Now you can grow your own ancient species of redwood and easily transplant it to so it grows into a big magnificent tree! Makes a great Earth Day gift! Kit includes: seed, growing medium, coconut husks for drainage, leak-proof bag and directions. Bag is 7 inches high x 6 inches wide.