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
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 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.