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Carol Mountain Laurel

Kalmia latifolia 'Carol'

Pronunciation: KAL-mee-uh lat-if-FOH-lee-uh
SKU #01984
5-9

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OVERVIEW
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.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Attracts Butterflies, North American Native Selection, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Hedge
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 Color White
Foliage Color Green
CARE
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.

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