I bought this tree in August 2013. At the time of purchase it was in a small round pot, which was only marginally larger in diameter than the rock the tree is planted over. As soon as I got it home I re-planted it into this slightly larger blue glazed Chinese pot. Last year, the previous owner had removed the foliage in the apex and jined the branches. As a result of this, the new apex is still a little thin on top but a good Spring here in Scotland is ensuring that this weakness will be corrected in a few months.