(Umbellaria californica) Also called Oregon Myrtle. When you make a pot of soup, why not reach out your window and pick a bay leaf from this beautiful broad-leafed evergreen. The tree is slow growing to 75 feet, but with annual pruning it can be maintained as a 6-8 foot shrub. It grows well in a pot. It likes deep soils with plenty of water, but can stand some drought. One gallon size.