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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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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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 UseFirescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Dwarf Plant, North American Native Selection
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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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