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KALMIA latifolia 'Olympic Fire'

Commonly known as Calico bush

Large red buds open to pink flowers. Wavy-edged leaves
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Small £15.00 each

Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2020
  • Evergreen - narrow, leathery, pointed leaves.
  • Red - red buds
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red) - opening pink
  • Height - 2m (6½ft)
  • Spread - 2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - produces flowers 2.5cm (1in) 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
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - eastern 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. Mulch with leaf mould in spring.
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
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2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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