Elf Dwarf Mountain Laurel
Kalmia latifolia 'Elf'
|Description||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.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Late spring to early summer|
|Mature Size||Slow-growing dwarf to 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.|
|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. It also makes a lovely potted specimen for decks, patios, and porches.|
|Companion Plants||Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Azalea (Azalea); Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis); Fetterbush (Leucothoe); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)|
|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.