Carol Mountain Laurel

Kalmia latifolia 'Carol'

SKU
01984
Red buds open to near-white flowers. Compact, glossy, slightly twisted foliage. A strong grower that naturalizes well and is an excellent foundation plant. Flowers are a nectar source for pollinators and evergreen foliage provides shelter for birds.
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Needs well drained, consistently moist soil.

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Botanical PronunciationKAL-mee-uh lat-if-FOH-lee-uh
Average Size at MaturityUpright habit to 6-10 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeWhite flowers in spring
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseFirescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Compact Form
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsNeeds 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.

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