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Kalmia latifolia

Mountain Laurel


Large shrub that can grow over 6 feet tall with white to pink flowers. Blooms in the summer. Moist, acidic soils. Grows best in partial shade.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Calico Bush
Plant Family:Ericaceae
Plant Type:Shrubs/Subshrub
Plant Duration:Perennial
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Birds
Bloom Time:Late May to July
Fruit Timing:Late August to late October
Global and State Rank:G5, S5
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Sandy
Soil Moisture:Moist
Soil pH:Acidic
Soil pH:5.0 to 5.5
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Partial shade
Light Range:Partial Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Moist

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