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Mountain Laurel

Kalmia latifolia

Also known as

Calico Bush, Spoonwood, American Mountain Laurel, Broad-Leav'D Kalmia

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H7-H3

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

3m

1.5m

Min

1.5m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Mountain Laurel Overview

This evergreen shrub has glossy dark green leaves. In late spring it produces dark pink buds that in early summer open into pale to deep pink (occasionally white) flowers that give a long lasting display.

How to harvest Mountain Laurel

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Mountain Laurel

Seed

Layering

Cuttings

Take semi-hardwood cuttings.

Special features of Mountain Laurel

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Mountain Laurel

A low maintenance shrub for woodland or cottage gardens that have acid soil.

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Shrubs that give you structure and summer flowers.

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