I did not buy my Bay from here, but I can attest to the worthiness of having this herb for your own. I started with a small tree, 8" tall, in a 3"x3" pot. 12 years later, I now have a tree 5' tall, in a 23 gallon pot (on wheels). I'm in zone 4b, so I wheel it out for the summer, and wheel it back in for the winter. It's gorgeous! I have more than what I could ever need and I'm so pleased to give away lots of leaves as gifts to my friends and family. It is a fabulous house tree and easy to keep pruned into shape to get through the door. For the low price to buy from Pinetree, you'll have all the Bay Laurel leaves you desire for the rest of your life and a great houseplant to boot. It takes little care, just water when the soil goes dry and fertilize once per year.