• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Slow-growing dwarf to 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Dwarf Habit
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Late spring to early summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:KAL-mee-uh lat-if-FOH-lee-a
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow-growing dwarf to 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late spring to early summer
    Flower color:White
    Design IdeasKalmia is a natural addition to gardens in the Pacific Northwest, and grows wherever you can plant Rhododendron successfully. Use this dwarf shrub around the edges of tree canopies, among acid-loving woodland plants, or as a foundation plant along building walls and fences. Makes a great color contribution to wild gardens, particularly those in climates where summers are moderately cool. Also makes a lovely potted specimen for decks, patios and porches.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.