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Olympic Fire Mountain Laurel

Kalmia latifolia 'Olympic Fire'

SKU
05407
Showy clusters of red buds open to light pink flowers on a dense rounded form. Makes an exceptionally sturdy plant. Useful in borders, woodland gardens and hedges. Good in containers. Evergreen.
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5-9

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Partial sun

Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical PronunciationKAL-mee-uh lat-if-FOH-lee-uh
Average Size at MaturityUpright habit to 5 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. tall.
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseHedge
Light NeedsPartial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, North American Native Selection
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

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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