One of the fun goals for my little urban yard is to feature as many edible plants as possible. I try to go for trees, bushes, and groundcovers that are also somewhat ornamental as well.
We were looking for an evergreen tree to block a backyard view, and discovered the Bay Tree. You may be familiar with using Bay Leaves in cooking, but the tree itself is rather nice in it’s own right. And yes, it is a tree, although it can be kept small by keeping it in a pot, or with regular pruning. In fact, you could prune off the ‘extra’, dry it, and give it away as gifts to cooks, turn it into potpourri, or create a Laurel Wreath Of Victory for the athlete, poet, or high ranking official in your life.