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
Further Reading....

KALMIA angustifolia 'Rubra'

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
£22.50 each 
  • Evergreen
    Oblong to elliptic, dark-green leaves to 6cm (2½in) long in opposite pairs or whorls.
  • Red
    Rosy red
  • Height
    60cm (24in)
  • Spread
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Dwarf shrub Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
    Mound-forming shrub. Flowers to 1cm (½in) across in clusters 5cm (2in) across.
  • Hardy - cold winter Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Partial shade
  • Harmful if eaten These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin
    eastern North America.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Bowl-shaped - or cup-shaped.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic see photos above
  • Oblong
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8 - tolerates hard pruning
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Acid / ericaceous loving
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil
    humus rich. Mulch annually with leaf mould in spring.
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
60cm (24in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft)
 

Useful extras...

Share this page

Twitter Facebook Digg
Visit the Caerhays Castle website
Order the 2021 Burncoose Catalogue
Payment methods accepted
watch us on you tube
Visit Burncoose House - Holiday Accommodation
Burncoose Nurseries: Gwennap, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 6BJ
Telephone: +44 (0) 1209 860316 Email: info@burncoose.co.uk
© Burncoose Nurseries 1997 - 2021      Website by Forgecom
All plant pictures are copyright © Burncoose Nurseries unless otherwise stated.
No rights are given to download any of our pictures and use them (for personal or professional use) without our consent.