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Elf Dwarf Mountain Laurel

Kalmia latifolia 'Elf'

SKU
05416
Showy clusters of white flowers add glory to these handsome dwarf shrubs. Useful as a landscape accent, informal hedge or border where its flowers can be enjoyed. Good in containers. Evergreen.
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Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical PronunciationKAL-mee-uh lat-if-FOH-lee-uh
Average Size at MaturitySlow-growing dwarf to 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring to Early Summer
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. It also makes a lovely potted specimen for decks, patios, and porches.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseHedge
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, North American Native Selection, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsRhododendron (Rhododendron); Azalea (Azalea); Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis); Fetterbush (Leucothoe); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)

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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