KALMIA polifolia 'Newfoundland'

Commonly known as Calico bush, Mountain laurel

Narrow leaves and bright rose-pink terminal clusters of flowers
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    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 pink
  • Height
    40cm (16in)
  • Spread
    40cm (16in)
  • 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.
  • 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

KALMIA polifolia 'Newfoundland'

 
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    Garden origin
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    2.5-4cm (1-1½in) across of up to 12 flowers
    Saucer-shaped
    1-2cm (½-¾in) across
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Linear
    (see photos above)
    Oblong
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Soil Conditions
    Acid / ericaceous loving
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich. Requires consistently moist soil. Mulch annually with leaf mould in spring.
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (People & Pets)
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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40cm (16in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  40cm (16in)
 

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