Kalmia latifolia

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  • Common Name: Mountain Laurel
  • Plant Story:

    A gnarly, multi-stemmed broadleaf evergreen shrub, Kalmia latifolia features clusters of cup-shaped small white to rose flowers with purple markings in late spring. If not deadheaded, flowers are followed by brown fruits. Elliptic, glossy evergreen leaves are dark green on top and yellow underneath. Deer and rabbit tolerate.

  • Type: Shrub Broadleaf Evergreen
  • Bloom Season: Spring
  • Flower Color: Pink,White
  • Planting Zone: 4-9
  • Height: 5-15 ft
  • Spread: 5-15 ft
  • Light Requirements:Part Shade
  • Suggested Uses: Shrub border
  • Leaf: Elliptic dark green leaves
  • Edible: NO
  • Attracts to:
  • Plant Deer Resistant:Yes
  • Plant Potential Pests:Borers, scale, white fly, lace bugs, blight, and leaf spots
  • Form: Multi-stemmed
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Prune after bloom. Don't grow well in heavy clay soil. Mulch to retain moisture.


Mountain Laurel - Additional Photos