The Bay Laurel is an evergreen shrub or small tree best known for its fragrant foliage and use as a flavorful seasoning. The bay laurel takes well to clipping, so no worries you’ll mess up its look, as long as you encourage enough new growth to replace that which you snip and toss into your spaghetti sauce. The laurel fits very well into small gardens and city courtyards. Can grow to over 10 feet if you let it, but with continuous clipping, size can be maintained much shorter. This evergreen is hardy to USDA zone 8 and all higher zones, and is shipped potted in soil to ensure a healthier start when planted in yard or garden.