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Commonly known as Calico bush
Exquisite little flowers like parasols opening from crinkled buds.
Genus of 7 species of evergreen shrubs from woodland, swamps and meadows in North America and Cuba.
Because of its toxicity, particularly to sheep and goats, care should be taken to prevent access to livestock.
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
Full sunWhere soil remains reliably moist.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowNB. Toxic to livestock. Leathery leaves and showy flowers in clusters.Pests & DiseasesNone.Place of originNorth America, Cuba.Resistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Soil ConditionsAcid / ericaceous lovingFertile moist well-drained soilHumus rich. Mulch annually with leaf mould in spring.
Toxic - Category CHarmful if eaten(People & Pets)
Buy Varieties of KALMIA
a low growing shrub which spreads into small thickets. Deep green foliage and rosy-red flowers over a long period
calico bush with waxy pink flowers
bright pinkish flowers
white flowers heavily marked with bright red-purple inside
white flowers with a deep red band inside
large red buds open to pink flowers. Wavy-edged leaves
red buds and pale pink flowers
smallish pure white flowers
bright rose-purple flowers in terminal clusters
narrow leaves and bright rose-pink terminal clusters of flowers