Carol Mountain Laurel
Kalmia latifolia 'Carol'
Pronunciation: KAL-mee-uh lat-if-FOH-lee-uh
|Description||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.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||White flowers in spring|
|Mature Size||Upright habit to 6-10 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Attracts Butterflies, North American Native Selection, Compact Form|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|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.|
|Care||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
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.