Often I get wood that is of unknown origins as I buy it form tree surgeons and gardeners. This is one of those pieces. It could be leylandii but I cannot swear to it. It has an almlost ceramic look with prominent natural flecks on one side. It stands 8" (205mm) tall and has a slender glass insert. It is perfect for the single flower arrangement or the taller slender style. The insert is removable for ease of cleaning.