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Kalmia latifolia Various Cultivars
Common Name: Mountain Laurel Family: Ericaceae (The Heath Family)

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Kalmias are rhododendron-like shrubs with evergreen foliage and numerous beautiful, jewel-like clusters of small cupped flowers. We have 10 cultivars available including 'Nipmuck' with intense red buds that open to light pink flowers with raspberry markings, 'Ostbo's Red' with red buds opening to dark pink flowers and 'Comet' with uniquely lobed white flowers with hints of pink. Acidic soil and partial shade.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Rich rocky, or dry gravelly woods in the shade of deciduous trees, and swamps in acid soils. Prefers sandy or rocky soils.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourPink 
TypeShrub  Secondary Bloom ColourRed 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureShade Part Shade Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Choisya "'Aztec Pearl'"
Daphne x transatlantica "'Summer Ice'"

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