Kalmia latifolia

mountain laurel

Ericaceae

wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 7-10 (15) ft    Width: 5-8 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      white,pink
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Specimen plant or natural background screen.
Availability: Quality nurseries, Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
moisture_bar
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant  
Cover for birds and mammals. Deer browse the foliage. Pollinated by bees.
Native Habitats: Moist sites. Acid soils. Upland hardwood forest, slope forest , banks of seep streams, bluffs.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A