Elf Dwarf Mountain Laurel
Kalmia latifolia 'Elf'
Full sun, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||KAL-mee-uh lat-if-FOH-lee-uh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow-growing dwarf to 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Spring to Early Summer|
|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 Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Firewise, Hedge, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Dwarf Plant, North American Native Selection|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Rhododendron (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