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KALMIA latifolia

Commonly known as Calico bush, Mountain laurel

Calico bush with waxy pink flowers
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Large £30.00 each

Delivery Information Available again from OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2019
plant size comparison icon 3 - 5 Litre
  • Evergreen - oval to elliptic-lance-shaped, glossy, dark-green leaves to 12cm (5in) long.
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
  • Striped, Veined or Multicoloured
  • Height - 3m (10ft)
  • Spread - 3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub - dense, bushy shrub. Produces flowers, 2-2.5cm (¾-1in) across, in large clusters 8-10cm (3-4in) or more across
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • 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 - wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects.
  • Medicinal properties
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - eastern USA.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Bowl-shaped - or cup-shaped.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • 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
  • Rabbit Resistant
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Buy Varieties of KALMIA latifolia

KALMIA latifolia 'Bridesmaid'

KALMIA latifolia 'Bridesmaid'  >


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

KALMIA latifolia 'Minuet'

KALMIA latifolia 'Minuet'  >


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

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'

KALMIA latifolia 'Snowdrift'  >


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