KALMIA latifolia 'Minuet'

Commonly known as Calico bush, Mountain laurel

White flowers with a deep red band inside
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Slightly-cupped glossy green leaves to 5cm (2in) long.
  • Red
    Red band inside
  • Striped, Veined or Multicoloured
  • White
  • Height
    90cm (36in)
  • Spread
    90cm (36in)
  • Dwarf shrub
    Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
    Dense, bushy shrub. Lax habit when young; becomes tidier with age. Flowers in clusters at the stem tips.
  • 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.

KALMIA latifolia 'Minuet'

 
Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
Small £17.50 each 
Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2022
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    Canada.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • 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
    Renovate over several seasons
  • 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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90cm (36in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  90cm (36in)
 

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