Pink Charm Mountain Laurel

Kalmia latifolia 'Pink Charm'

Deep pink buds open to rich pink flowers with a narrow dark pink ring near the base of the corolla. Ideal for a lightly shaded, woodland setting, providing year round protection for birds. Effective in mixed shrub borders.
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Water regularly to maintain consistently moist soil.

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Botanical PronunciationKAL-mee-uh lat-if-FOH-lee-uh
Average Size at MaturityUpright habit to 10 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseFirescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsPartial sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureNorth American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Bird Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain consistently moist soil.
Companion PlantsLily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); Blueberry (Vaccinium); Azalea (Azalea); Holly (Ilex); Hydrangea (Hydrangea)

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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