Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) was known only as a fossil until 1946 when a Chinese forester discovered the first living specimen in the middle of a rice paddy in Tsang Wang. It was named the ‘discovery tree’ and symbolizes the surprises still to be found in nature. Metasequoia, a true living fossil, makes a fast-growing landscape tree and very strong bonsai, due to the speed with which it grows. Box kit includes: tree and moss seed, seedling training pots, seed starting wafers, growing medium, bonsai scissors and rake with spade, river stone, directions, an a recycled US steel bonsai grow box . Ribbon is made from recycled plastic bottles. Made in the USA. Sold individually.