These sequoia saplings are the same species of evergreen that have produced the world's tallest, hardiest trees for thousands of years. You can choose from the Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum), the world's most voluminous tree that grows up to 275' high and 40' in diameter, or the Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens), the tallest tree in the world that grows up to 379' high with 8'- to 20'-diameter trunks. Each sapling is approximately two years old and 24" to 26" tall. Simply start the sapling in a container, allow it to grow outdoors until it reaches 5' high (about three years), and then transplant the tree into the ground. The Giant Sequoia grows 1' to 3' annually and has an average life span of 2,000 years, while the Coast Redwood grows 1' to 2' per year and can live for up to 2,200 years. The Giant Sequoia's optimal climate is located in U.S. hardiness zones six, seven, and eight; Coast Redwood in hardiness zones seven, eight, and nine. Growing instructions included.