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Elf Dwarf Mountain Laurel

Kalmia latifolia 'Elf'

Pronunciation: KAL-mee-uh lat-if-FOH-lee-uh
SKU #05416
5-9

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OVERVIEW
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.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Attracts Butterflies, North American Native Selection, Compact Form
Growth Rate Slow
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. It also makes a lovely potted specimen for decks, patios, and porches.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Azalea (Azalea); Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis); Fetterbush (Leucothoe); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
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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