Carousel Mountain Laurel

Kalmia latifolia 'Carousel'

SKU
40428
Pale-pink buds open to a profusion of white star-burst flowers with cinnamon-purple circular bands. 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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Water regularly to maintain consistently moist soil.

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Botanical PronunciationKAL-mee-uh lat-if-FOH-lee-uh
Average Size at MaturityUpright habit to 8 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsPartial sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Bird Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain 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

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