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KALMIA

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.

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - shrubs.
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Full sun - where soil remains reliably moist.
  • Partial shade
  • Harmful if eaten - These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - NB. Toxic to livestock. Leathery leaves and showy flowers in clusters.
  • Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - North America, Cuba.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus rich. Mulch annually with leaf mould in spring.
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Buy Varieties of KALMIA

KALMIA angustifolia 'Rubra'   AWARD

KALMIA angustifolia 'Rubra'  >


Commonly known as: Calico bush, Lamb kill, Sheep laurel.
A low growing shrub which spreads into small thickets. Deep green foliage and rosy-red flowers over a long period
Large £22.50 each

KALMIA latifolia

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Commonly known as: Calico bush, Mountain laurel.
Calico bush with waxy pink flowers
Large £30.00 each

KALMIA latifolia 'Bridesmaid'

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Commonly known as: Calico bush, Mountain laurel.
Bright pinkish flowers
Small £17.50 each
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KALMIA latifolia 'Carousel'

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Commonly known as: Calico bush, Mountain laurel.
White flowers heavily marked with bright red-purple inside
Small £17.50 each
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Large £40.00 each
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KALMIA latifolia 'Minuet'

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Commonly known as: Calico bush, Mountain laurel.
White flowers with a deep red band inside
Small £17.50 each
Large £40.00 each

KALMIA latifolia 'Olympic Fire'  AWARD

KALMIA latifolia 'Olympic Fire'  >


Commonly known as: Calico bush.
Large red buds open to pink flowers. Wavy-edged leaves
Small £15.00 each
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Large £40.00 each
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KALMIA latifolia 'Ostbo Red'

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Commonly known as: Calico bush, Mountain laurel.
Red buds and pale pink flowers
Small £17.50 each
Large £40.00 each

KALMIA latifolia 'Snowdrift'

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Commonly known as: Calico bush , Mountain laurel.
Smallish pure white flowers
Small £17.50 each
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KALMIA polifolia

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Commonly known as: Calico bush, Eastern bog laurel.
Bright rose-purple flowers in terminal clusters
£20.00 each

KALMIA polifolia 'Newfoundland'

KALMIA polifolia 'Newfoundland'  >


Commonly known as: Calico bush, Mountain laurel.
Narrow leaves and bright rose-pink terminal clusters of flowers
£17.50 each

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