The unfortunate thing here is that the REseller doesn't really know what he's selling when he's imported it from China (or anywhere else for that matter). Only the original grower/cultivator knows for sure how the tree has been kept, whether it's been indoors or ooutdoors, etc. Being that it was imported in September, the REseller doesn't have a four season plan/experience with the tree either. SO... like me, you're flying by the seat of your pants with this tree and hoping what you do turns out well. The only way you can test if it will thrive in the situation you would like to keep it is if you actually try it (and are willing to risk the tree).