Carol Mountain Laurel
Kalmia latifolia 'Carol'
Full sun, Partial sun
Needs well drained, consistently moist soil.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||KAL-mee-uh lat-if-FOH-lee-uh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Upright habit to 6-10 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||White flowers in spring|
|Design Ideas||Kalmia 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Firewise, Hedge, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Needs well drained, consistently moist soil.|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9