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Calico Bush

Kalmia latifolia 'Freckles'

Also known as

Mountain Laurel, Mountain Laurel 'Freckles'

Kalmia latifolia2 by [1] (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

4m

2.5m

Min

2.5m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images

Kalmia latifolia - Mountain Laurel 2
Kalmia latifolia1

Overview

This cultivar is an evergreen shrub species that grows to a maximum size of 4m high and wide. Foliage is lance-shaped and shiny, dark green. Flowers are showy, produced in big, rounded arrangments made of many cup-shaped, pink-white flowers. These are interestingly marked on the inner petal surface with red-purple dots.