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KALMIA polifolia

Commonly known as Calico bush, Eastern bog laurel

Bright rose-purple flowers in terminal clusters
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - linear to oblong, glossy, dark-green leaves to 4cm (1½in) long in opposite pairs or whorls of 3.
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red) - rose purple
  • Height - 60cm (24in)
  • Spread - 90cm (36in)
  • Dwarf shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions. - small, sparsely-branched shrub. Produces racemes, 2.5-4cm (1-1½in) across of up to 12 flowers, 1-2cm (½-¾in) 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 - Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - Canada, northeastern USA.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich. Requires consistently moist soil. Mulch annually with leaf mould in spring.
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
60cm (24in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  90cm (36in)

Buy Varieties of KALMIA polifolia

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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