Nipmuck Mountain Laurel
Kalmia latifolia 'Nipmuck'
|Description||Masses of intense red buds open to unique, soft pink flowers. The dense, bushy form is useful as a landscape accent, informal hedge or border where its flowers can be enjoyed. Flowers are a nectar source for pollinators and evergreen foliage provides shelter for birds.|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Late spring to summer.|
|Mature Size||Reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|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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